Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in University of Queensland, Australia

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)  invites application for postdoctoral research fellow position from candidates having PhD in the area of cell/molecular biology, biotechnology or biophysics. 

About- The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

Location-The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) 

Research/Job Area- Cell/molecular biology, biotechnology or biophysics

Eligibility/Qualification- Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of cell/molecular biology, biotechnology or biophysics. You should have experience in the design, construction and mutagenesis of plasmids for expression of fluorescently tagged proteins as well as experience in cell culture, including maintaining, transfection and establishing cell models.

Also essential for this role is experience in the investigation of cell signalling using both imaging and protein biochemistry-based techniques. Evidence of contributing to this field of research and our understanding of these cellular responses, together with your demonstrated experience with top research groups, make you an ideal candidate for this position.

Job/Position Description- The Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cell/Mechano-Biologist will form part of a research team focused on high resolution microscopy of cellular dynamics funded by the prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship recently awarded to Prof. Rowan. This will involve the design and optimization of protein expression constructs, mutagenesis and the establishment of cell models for the study of mechanotransduction signaling pathways from a cell and molecular biology perspective. The aim will be to observe focal adhesions and cellular responses as a function of applied force. You will develop close scientific collaboration with other members of the laboratory and assume a leadership role in the group in the area of mechanotransduction. The successful candidate is expected to publish in high-quality research journals, participate in applications for external research funding and contribute to the research training of students.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Research Academic Level A with the possibility of contract renewal contingent upon research outputs and deliverables. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 – $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 – $102,416 p.a.).

How to Apply- 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.

For Contact- Dr Jan Lauko via email [email protected]

Last Date for Apply 7 August 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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