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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($64,533.50 - $87,535.13)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.


AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at


The Stem Cell Engineering group focuses on functional genomics approaches for a range of neurological diseases using CRISPR based genome editing and gene expression manipulation technologies in human induced pluripotent stem cells. In this 2 year project the successful applicant will be investigating molecular determinants of early lineage differentiation.


The role

The successful appointee will perform research in induced pluripotent stem cell biology, CRISPR engineer reporters and use CRISPRa/I approaches to manipulate early lineage differentiation trajectories. In this role, the appointee will utilise a novel in vitro teratoma platform, and perform transcriptome and functional analysis of generated cell types.


The person

Applicants must have a PhD in Stem Cell (pluripotent, iPSC) Biology, Molecular Biology, Genome Engineering or scRNAseq. You should also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Stem cell culture; Cutting-edge Molecular biology techniques; CRISPR genome engineering; or Endoderm differentiation. An ability to establish effective relationships coupled with strong motivation, the ability to work independently, design/interpret experiments, excellent organisational skills and a commitment to the full 2 year term will be highly regarded. Demonstrated experience with high-end microscopy and imaging tools as well as acquisition and analysys of RNAseq and scRNAseq data sets are desirable.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for two (2) years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 - $102,416 p.a.).


Position Description

Download File 500616_3038110_Postdoctoral_Research_Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Ernst Wolvetang via email


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


For information on completing the application process click here.


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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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