Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heart Transplantation – Job Ref: R-40238 – We will support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation

  • Chermside QLD
  • Posted 2 days ago
  • $77,324.85 – $102,945.12 + 17% Superannuation AUD / Year

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About This Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in their discipline. At this level it is expected that you will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities. You will have the opportunity to work with leading clinicians and scientists in the field of heart transplantation and donor organ preservation. In addition, be supported to take ownership of the project with a proven track record of the group to translate research into clinical trials.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Research: Establish a research program, collaborate on research projects, seek and manage research funding, publish in reputable journals, utilize best practice research methodologies, and participate in project discussions.
  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Supervise students, recruit and manage employees, provide performance feedback and training, resolve conflicts, and ensure correct remuneration and benefits.
  • Citizenship and Service: Develop partnerships, demonstrate leadership through mentoring, engage in internal service roles and committees, perform administrative functions, provide support to colleagues, and uphold university values.

This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.

About Critical Care Research Group 

The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) is a multi-disciplinary research network based at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH). CCRG’s research is focused on patients with critical illness whose outcomes depend on strong inter-departmental and international collaborations.

CCRG prides itself in being at the forefront of research into mechanical cardiovascular support devices and the development of multiple large animal (ovine) models for mechanistic studies to advance understanding of critical illness and patient care.

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

About You

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in biomedical science, cardiology, molecular biology, cell biology or related field;
  • An emerging profile in research in cardiology, critical care medicine, and/or cardiac transplantation.
  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.
  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions towards external activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and in an efficient and well-organised manner under pressure


  • Experience working with large animal models
  • Clinical understanding or willingness to learn critical care medicine and/or cardiac transplantation

The successful candidate may be required to complete a number of pre-employment checks, including: right to work in Australia, criminal check, education check, mandatory immunisations, first, etc.

Work Rights: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We will support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here.

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section

Other Information

UQ is committed to a fair, equitable and inclusive selection process, which recognises that some applicants may face additional barriers and challenges which have impacted and/or continue to impact their career trajectory. Candidates who don’t meet all criteria are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their potential. The selection panel considers both potential and performance relative to opportunities when assessing suitability for the role.

We know one of our strengths as an institution lies in our diverse colleagues. We’re dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion, fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We’re committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent.

Applications close Wednesday 7 August 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-40238).

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