Research Fellow in Pharmacy
University of Queensland


About UQ


As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 


We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Fellow to join our world-class School of Pharmacy to undertake research as part of the Safe and Effective Medication Collaborative.


This collaborative focuses on delivering impact in three core areas:

  • High quality research and translation

  • Capacity building, training and education

  • Health policy leadership and engagement

As the Senior Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to engage in research and leverage your established record of achievement and national recognition in safe and effective medication research to develop your international reputation.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Maintain an active record of producing quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms as lead contributor, by publishing or exhibiting in national research journals and other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.

  • Participate in or contribute as chief investigator role in applications for significant research funding to support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.

  • Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.

  • Establish a track record of collaboration in relation to both internal service roles and external engagement activities.

  • Advance external links and partnerships by collaborating on external activities and sustain relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.


This is a full-time, research focused, fixed term position through to 31 December 2023 at Academic level C. The contract end date is based on current funding arrangements. Usual discussions will occur prior to this date as to the future state of this funding.


This is an ideal secondment opportunity and we welcome applications from current UQ staff members interested in a secondment arrangement. Please note this would require approval from current management.


At Academic level C, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $128,109 - $147,717, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,888 - $172,830 annually. 


The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


About You  

  • Completion of a PhD in safe and effective medication research.

  • An established profile in research in safe and effective medication research.

  • National recognition in the area of safe and effective medication research with an internationally developing profile and an established record of publications in reputed refereed journal and presenting at conferences.

  • A strong record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.

  • A solid record of supervision of research Majors/Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • A growing record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with a strong contribution to external activities.

  • AHPRA registration is desirable but not essential.


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • 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. 

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.




For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Chris Freeman via email at  For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 


All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to 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.

Other Information 


At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Tuesday 25 July 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-27373).

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