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.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow and/or Research Fellow is sought engage in research and grow their research profile within the Program in Complex Trait Genomics (PCTG). The Program in Complex Trait Genomics (website: htttp://cnsgenomics.com) is a joint initiative between the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI). The broad research focus is towards a better understanding of complex traits and disorders, including psychiatric and neurological disorders. A key research strength is the development of underpinning computational and statistical analysis methods.
Research in the Program covers four major themes: Statistical Genomics, Systems Genomics, Psychiatric Genomics and Motor Neuron Disease Genomics. Over the next 5 years the PCTG has a particular focus on:
These positions are primarily located at our picturesque St Lucia campus but flexible off-campus working arrangements (based within Australia) can be negotiated.
Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated to contribute their expertise to the PCTG research program. A PhD in statistical genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, computer programming, statistics, econometrics or other relevant areas in addition to knowledge or expertise in the principles of genetics and genomics, and linear model methodology, is essential to the role. A strong background in statistics and a proven ability to code efficiently in low-level programming languages (eg., C/C++) will be highly advantageous.
As part of the PCTG our ideal candidate will possess demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively collaborate and will demonstrate evidence of research productivity.
Knowledge or expertise in one or more of the following areas is 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 [email protected].
There are multiple full-time, fixed term positions available for up to two years, at Academic level A or B.
For 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.
For Level B: The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $97,590.98 – $115,888.95 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $114,181.44 – $135,590.08.
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.
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