Group Leader - Division of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

Brisbane (Suburb), South East Queensland (AU)
AUD$115,131 - AUD$178,571 p.a., plus up to 17% employer superannuation
January 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Institute for Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland invites applications for up to four Group Leader positions within its Division of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. The Division is comprised of world leading groups studying cellular structure, dynamics and communication, with expertise spanning structural biology, electron microscopy, and fluorescence and super-resolution imaging to understand fundamental cellular processes and the consequences of cellular dysregulation in cancer, neurodegeneration, inflammation and infection.

The Institute is one of Australia’s leading biosciences research institutes and is located in thriving Brisbane, ranked as one of the world’s most vibrant and liveable cities. It is home to more than 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from more than 40 countries who work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation, superbug infection, cardiovascular disease, environmental research, drug discovery, cancer, diabetes, and reproductive health. The institute also has the capacity to translate new knowledge into drugs, diagnostics and technologies to prevent, detect and treat disease; and pursue opportunities in a range of biotechnology applications for health, industry and the environment.

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes.

The Institute strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

The Institute is also committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our IMB Women in Science website at

Specific initiatives at IMB can be found at (

The role: We are especially interested in candidates who are well versed in state-of-art technologies and whose work has a specific focus on the areas of cellular imaging, using optical or cryoelectron microscopy, molecular cell biology and model organismal systems that will extend and complement our existing research strengths.

The person: The successful candidates will have a demonstrable record of strong research productivity, an ability to develop an internationally competitive research program, and the capability to secure fellowship and grant support. We seek Group Leaders who are team players and will contribute to our research community, embracing equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education, with a strong commitment to mentoring.

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.

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

Remuneration: This is a full-time five year appointment, with the possibility of extension, available at Academic Level C, Level D, or Level E (equivalent to Assistant Professor to Full Professor). The level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, a highly competitive start-up package will be available to provide our new Group Leaders with the best possible support during their establishment at IMB.

The remuneration package for Level C will be AUD$115,131 - $132,753 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$134,704 – 155,322 p.a.).

The remuneration package for Level D will be AUD$138,627 - $152,726 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$162,194 - $178,689 p.a.).

The remuneration package for Level E will be AUD$178,571 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$208,929 p.a.).

Enquiries: To discuss this role please contact the Heads of Division Professor Rob Parton ( and Associate Professor Brett Collins ( or the Deputy Director Research Professor Ian Henderson (

How to apply: Candidates are asked to provide a cover letter addressing the below three key selection criteria; a full CV; a two page statement of research vision; and the names of three referees.

Key Selection criteria

1. A visionary research program in the applicable research science areas, as listed in this advertisement, that can be supported by grant and fellowship funding in competitive schemes;

2. A growing national or international profile in the relevant research field; and

3. A commitment to excellence in research, mentoring and working effectively with our diverse faculty, staff and student population across a wide range of disciplines both internally and externally.

To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button.

Interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on campus in the IMB at The University of Queensland from April onwards.

Applications close: 8 March 2019

Job no: 506837