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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 role

The successful candidate will perform top quality high impact research into microfluidics with a particular focus on developing new platforms for deciphering the molecular mechanism underpinning stem cell lineage decisions and propensity. In this role, the candidate will design, fabricate and validate microfluidic-based bioreactor platforms to investigate and optimise differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells to various lineages, perform high resolution imaging and analysis of cell behaviours at a single cell through to population level and develop close scientific collaboration with other members of the laboratory.  

The person

Applicants must have a PhD in the area of biomedical or mechanical engineering. Applicants will have a developing reputation as a high quality researcher and be expected to demonstrate the capacity to build higher-level skills over time. You should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the area of microfabrication design and device fabrication and validation, as well as knowledge and experience in use of MatLab or ability to rapidly gain this knowledge. Familiarity with Cad drawing (AutoCad, SolidWorks, Creo or ProEngineering) and demonstrated knowledge and experience in high resolution imaging and analysis of cell behaviours at a single cell through to population level will be highly regarded.

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 Research 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 500639_3038156_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Justin Cooper-White

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.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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