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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Computational Chemistry and Organic Material Synthesis

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($64,533.50 - $87,535.13)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences 

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The role

The position will conduct research into the development of novel computational approaches to modelling organic reactivity, and the design, synthesis and characterisation of organic chromophores for organic light-emitting diodes for lighting and/or photo-detectors.  There will be collaboration with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and findings will be presented at group meetings and seminars.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of Chemistry (quantum chemistry, organic synthesis, and materials synthesis).  You will have a sound knowledge of organic devices and the factors that are important in material designing organic materials, and demonstrate understanding of materials’ thermal (DSC, TGA) and electrochemical properties.  You should also have high level writing abilities and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team in an integrated program of work.

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.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,503 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Elizabeth Krenske on +61 7 3365 4632 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.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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