The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an exciting new research institute which abandons traditional boundaries to focus research effort into areas that will provide great benefit for human health, manufacturing, information technology and the environment.
The unique capabilities of the AIBN come from merging the skills of the engineer, chemist, biologist and computational scientist to conduct a world-class research program in nano-scale science, technology and engineering, technology transfer and commercialization. The Research Professionals of the AIBN are leaders in the fields of bioengineering and nanotechnology.
There is currently 1 position available in Professor Michael Monteiro’s research group to carry out research in polymer/organic chemistry, supervise PhD students, and develop skills to become an independent academic.
The successful appointee will be expected to conduct a strong and productive research project, prepare reports, write publications and grant applications, present seminars and work productively with other team members on projects ranging from drug and vaccine delivery, synthesis of complex polymer architectures, synthesis of polymers and small organic molecules in nanoreactors.
Applicants should possess a PhD in polymer chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, materials science or related fields or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Experience in living radical polymerization, polymer colloidal systems, ‘click’ reactions and other organic reactions is essential. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in health behaviour, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.
The remuneration package will be in the range $50,698.23 to $68,768.58 (Level A) or $72,388.37 to $85,960.95 (Level B) per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $59,316.93 to $80,459.24 (Level A) or $84,698.39 to $100,574.31 (Level B) per annum). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year at Research Academic Level A or B with renewal for up to a total of 3 years subject to funding. Appointment levels are commensurate with relevant experience.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong “sandstone” universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.