Postdoctoral Research Officer - cryoelectron microscopy and mammalian cell structure

Dec 06, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Officer

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

The Institute's 500 scientists, support staff and postgraduate students from more than 40 countries are working to improve quality of life for all. IMB has three major divisions and four research centres. IMB's multidisciplinary research programs focus on advancing medical genomics, drug discovery and biotechnology. By investigating the basis of growth and development at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ level, our researchers aim to better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. They also work to translate these findings into diagnostics; technologies and therapeutics to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease, and deliver a sustainable future for Australia through initiatives such as clean energy and new agricultural compounds.

IMB is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including mouse and zebrafish facilities, advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics - all of which support the Institute's leading life sciences research. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's website at: . 

The role

The successful applicant will be required to develop cryoelectron microscopy methods and to apply these methods to the study of organelles in mammalian cells. This will include the need to structural analysis of membrane compartments in cells and tissues, development and application of cryelectron microscopy techniques structural analysis of in vitro expressed or purified caveolins and cavins as well as co-supervision of postgraduate students.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD qualification in cell biology or biochemistry.They will also possess postdoctoral experience in advanced electron microscopy and experience in mammalian cell structure. They will be required to have knowledge of membrane trafficking and cell biology as well as an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, in an efficient and well organized matter under pressure. Having a methodical approach to problem solving and a an ability to plan forward using prioritization techniques to meet deadlines is also required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533.50- $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17.5% (total package will be in the range $75,504.20- $102,416.10 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Prof. Robert Parton on . 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. 


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