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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

IMB is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe for disease discovery, application and sustainable futures. 

Formed in 2000 as an initiative of The University of Queensland, State and Federal Governments and private philanthropy, IMB is one of the largest life sciences institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. It has capitalised on one of the greatest periods of discovery in history – the genetic and molecular basis of life and its diversity.

About This Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought engage in research and grow their research profile within The Program in Complex Trait Genomics (PCTG).

This position will be involved in the Research Project titled ‘Analysis of genetic and genomic datasets for disease prediction and prediction of unknown effects of medication’. This project will require statistical genetics analyses of large genetic and genomic datasets (including lipidomic data), to improve our ability to predict cardiovascular disease, and also to predict the unknown (beneficial or adverse) side effects of cardiovascular medication.

This position is primarily located at our picturesque St Lucia campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

A PhD or progress towards PhD in statistical genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas in addition to knowledge or expertise in the principles of genetics and genomics is essential to the role. A proven ability to code efficiently in programming languages (e.g. R) will be highly advantageous. As part of the PCTG our ideal candidate will possess demonstrated high-level communication, organisational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively collaborate and will demonstrate evidence of research productivity.

Experience in analysis of large-scale genetic and genomic data, and Mendelian randomisation analyses, is highly desirable.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to two years at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.74 - $94,637.91, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $90,525.59 - $121,125.16 per annum.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, 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

 513168_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Sonia Shah.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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