Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience
University of Queensland Queensland Brain Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Neuroscientist/ Electrophysiology and Calcium Imaging

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Area:Queensland Brain Institute
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($69,342.89 - $92,782.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes.  Part of the University of Queensland, the Institute is home to over 450 scientific staff led by 41 Group Leaders.  Research at QBI spans cellular, molecular, circuit and systems neuroscience. The importance of QBI's research is demonstrated through publications in the most prestigious international journals and a very high success rate in nationally competitive funding from the NHMRC and ARC.

About This Opportunity 

An opportunity exists to work on a collaborative project between the laboratories of Professor's Linda Richards and Professor Geoffrey Goodhill at The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland.

The laboratories are investigating the mechanisms involved in establishing long-range neural circuits in the brain.  The project focusses on the emergence of patterns of activity and how they regulate neural circuit formation using a novel marsupial model of early brain development. You will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration between the laboratories of the Chief Investigators and lead the execution of the experiments, data collection and analysis as directed by the Chief Investigators.

For more details of the lab please see website.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in neuroscience, particularly utilising electrophysiological and calcium-imaging techniques and confocal microscopy. You have demonstrated ability to produce high-quality scientific publications and contribute to towards successfully obtaining external research funding. Your excellent verbal and written communications and organisational skills, and the ability to work independently will help you excel in this role. Proficiency in statistical analysis and data management is essential. Experience in the area of brain development, working with animals and molecular biological techniques is highly desirable.

All applicants must have current Australian work rights to apply for this role.

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 until 31 December 2021 at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $69,342.89 - $92,782.26, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $81,131.18 - $108,555.25 p.a.

Find out about our new 2021 salary changes - incoming salary increases, and 17% super offering for more staff. Please view our Enterprise Agreement for further information.

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

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow_Electrophysiology and Calcium Imaging.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Linda Richards.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter (up to 2 pages outlining why you are interested in this role/project)
  • Resume and contact details of three referees.

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

Advertised: 18 Dec 2020

Applications close: 15 Jan 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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