Saturday, 9 July 2016

University of Queensland,Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Job No: 499214

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute was established in 2007 as the sixth research institute of The University of Queensland. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of t
he molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, the Institute has almost 270 researchers and students who work closely with clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology and genomic medicine. UQDI is the largest partner in TRI, and is building major programs in Immunology, Cancer and Genomic Medicine research, with a particular focus on research aimed at development of new treatments. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Institute's web site at

The role

The successful applicant will undertake research into the mechanisms of innate and acquired resistance to monoclonal antibody therapy in advanced cancer and has a strong translational focus with real potential to impact in the clinic. The position is within an established group, and the successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to present data at conferences, publish data in high impact journals and apply for Fellowships and grants, to enhance the group's profile and advance their own research career. The appointee will be expected to participate in developing a program of research, including developing concepts, leading a project, contributing to supervision of research staff and students and managing resources.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of the area biochemistry/molecular biology/cell biology, preferably with experience in microscopy and / or in vivo models. Proven research skills and practical experience are required. You should possess the ability to collaborate with colleagues, supervise staff and students, and demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year at Academic level A. If the group is awarded further funding, the appointment may be extended. The remuneration package will be in the range of $73,356 - $84,985 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $85,827 - $99,433 p.a.).

Position Description

Position Description-Postdoc Simpson Lab.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Fiona Simpson via email at
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.
For information on completing the application process click here.

Application Closing Date

24 July 2016 11:55pm E.Australian Standard Time

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