Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Neuroimaging Genomics

University of Queensland


Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Neuroimaging Genomics

Job No:508767

Area:Queensland Brain Institute

Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

QBI was established in 2003 and is home to more than 450 scientists and 42 laboratory leaders. Our researchers have made important advances in fundamental neuroscience and in diseases such as ageing dementia, schizophrenia and motor neurone disease

About This Opportunity

An opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow is to work directly with Associate Professor Margie Wright on a longitudinal neuroimaging genomics study of factors affecting adolescent brain, emotional, and cognitive development. You'll gain highly regarded exposure in 
  • managing large imaging datasets that will contribute towards the research project. These include data currently being collected in adolescents and open-access databases from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study and other major neuroimaging initiatives.
  • analytical decision making with the ability to apply technical innovation to research problems
  • supervising or co-supervising research students in relevant areas, including research assistants involved in the project

Our Ideal Candidate

  • For appointment at level A: PhD in a relevant field (e.g. neuroimaging, quantitative genetics)
  • For appointment at level B: At least two years relevant post-doctoral experience (or equivalent) and evidence of specialist expertise in one or more relevant fields
  • Evidence of research productivity, including publications and conference presentations (relative to opportunity)
  • Experience using major imaging statistics techniques such as FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM, etc 
  • Knowledge of fundamental brain MRI data analysis problems, including registration, tissue segmentation, noise removal, etc
  • Experience with securing funding for research projects in a University or similar environment
  • refer to the position description for the full selection criteria 

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position (1 to 2 years) The appointment will be made at either Academic level A or B; depending on qualification and experience. 
  • Research Academic level A, the base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982, plus super of up to 17% (The total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448)
  • Research Academic level B, the base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728, plus super of up to 17% (The total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061)
You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 508767 Postdoctoral Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Margie Wright For application queries, please contact stating UQJob number in the subject line

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria, no more than 2-3 pages)  
  • Resume 
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted

Advertised: 31 Oct 2019

Applications close: 30 Nov 2019 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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