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Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Apply now Job no:501558
Area:Queensland Brain Institute
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.

Established in 2003, QBI ( ) is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The role

The successful appointee will develop image processing pipelines to analyse magnetic resonance imaging data. The work will focus on data analysis of functional MRI data, Diffusion Tensor Imaging data, Cerebral Blood Flow data, and resting state functional connectivity MRI data. This work will provide a translational platform from bench to bedside where work will be investigated at both the clinical and preclinical sides.

The person

Applicants must have a PhD or close to completion in the discipline of neuroscience or closely related field. Experience with Magnetic Resonance Imaging such as functional MRI, structural Diffusion Imaging which should be reflected as data based publications is required. In addition, the appointee must demonstrate data analysis skills with a strong background in programming and provide evidence of their contribution to research including successful external grant applications.  

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

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


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment (available immediately) at Academic Research level A or B (Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and academic achievements). The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533.50 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 501558_3035702_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_2018-2.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Fatima Nasrallah on +61 7 344 33004 phone or .

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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