Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Brisbane, QUEENSLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 20 Jul 2017

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

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.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at .

The role

The successful appointee will develop immobilized recombinant Ecarin-bearing polymers for medical applications and examine new protein-ligation techniques using trans-peptidases (sortase proteins) as a tool for bioconjugation. This involves several aspects of downstream protein synthesis, including selective protein modifications and their expression to ensure their reliable conjugation to the studied polyisocyanides. Additionally the appointee will assist in the supervision and training of research higher degree and internship students, write funding and fellowship applications as appropriate, publish high quality papers and contribute to the disciplined academic environment of the laboratory and the institute.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of biochemistry, pharmacology or molecular biology. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of biochemistry, cell biology and its applications, demonstrated teaching and training skills at undergraduate and graduate levels, high level interpersonal skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Experience in preparation of protein conjugates and protein expression, cell culturing for expression of recombinant proteins and protein separation technologies will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed term appointment at Academic level A for two (2) years. The remuneration package will be in the range $60,445 - $70,028 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $70,720 - $81,932 p.a.).

Position Description

 500917_3037261_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Alan Rowan via e-mail  

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