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Senior Research Associate (Senior Postdoctoral Researcher) - The University of Queensland - Brisbane

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has openings for Senior Research Associate positions in the division of Genomics and Computational Biology.

IMB is a multidisciplinary research institute of The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. We emphasise high-quality fundamental research and its translation into medical and/or biotechnological outcomes. IMB is equipped with excellent facilities including next-generation sequencing (Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics), proteomics, microscopic imaging, data management and computing.

The Role

As a Senior Research Associate within an IMB research group, the successful applicant will develop a complementary research program, secure competitive grants and fellowships, and conduct world-leading research.

We especially invite applications in the areas of genome medicine and/or computational systems biology with a focus on cancer, obesity and diabetes, or infection and immunity. A joint appointment with the UQ Centre for Clinical Research and/or a Brisbane-area research hospital is possible.

Selection Criteria

• A visionary research program in genomics and/or computational biology that complements an IMB

   Laboratory and in that context can attract grants and fellowships;

• A growing national and international profile in the relevant research field; and

• Interest and potential to collaborate both internally and externally.

The Person

We invite applications from researchers at a transitional career stage who meet the selection criteria. Preference may be given to applicants with no more than 10 years’ postdoctoral experience. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


A five-year fixed-term contract will be offered and a remuneration package commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate for the appointed role will be negotiated.


Further information about IMB and its division of Genomics and Computational Biology is available on our websites and

To discuss this role, please contact Professor Mark Ragan on +61 7 3346 2616 or

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page statement of research vision, and the names and contact information of three referees.

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