Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Queensland
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Academic level A
Fixed-term position through to 31/12/2024
Closing date Thursday 16th February 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-22088)
About This Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in their discipline. At this level it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.
Key responsibilities include:
Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.
Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.
Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.
Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
2. Supervision and Researcher Development
Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).
Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.
Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
3. Citizenship and Service
Demonstrate citizenship behaviours that align to the UQ values.
Shows leadership of self through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit
Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.
Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.
Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:
The University’s Code of Conduct.
Requirements of the Queensland occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation and related OH&S responsibilities and procedures developed by the University or Institute/School.
The adoption of sustainable practices in all work activities and compliance with associated legislation and related University sustainability responsibilities and procedures.
Requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the National Code 2007 and associated legislation, and related responsibilities and procedures developed by the University.
About You: Essential Selection Criteria
PhD in peptide chemistry
Experience with manual and automated peptide synthesis
Experience with recombinant peptide expression
Experience with oxidative folding of complex disulfide-bonded peptides
Experience with mass spectrometry techniques
Experience with enzymatic and chemical peptide ligation approaches
Experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology and voltage-gated sodium channel pharmacology
What We Can Offer
This is a Full-time , 100 % FTE Fixed-term position through to 31/12/2024 at Academic Level A.
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308.68 to $99,426.59 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $86,941.16 to $116,329.11 per annum.
For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021.
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Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section
Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.
About the Selection Process
Please note that Seminars and Interviews have been scheduled for the week commencing 6th March 2023.
As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.
The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline, or their application will not be accepted.
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
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