Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow – Genetics & Youth Mental Health

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  • Child Health Research Centre
  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues
  • Genuine career progression opportunities via our academic promotions process
  • Based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research next to the Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane.

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.

About This Opportunity 

Join our pioneering team at the University of Queensland’s Child and Youth Mental Health group, where we’re on the cutting edge of genetic epidemiology research in children and young people’s mental health. We’re seeking a dynamic Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow to lead the charge in uncovering the genetic factors behind childhood psychiatric disorders. As part of prestigious initiatives like the PRE-EMPT Centre of Research Excellence and the Youth-GEMs consortium, you’ll play a vital role in shaping the future of mental health interventions for young people. Based in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at the Child Health Research Centre, this is an opportunity to make a real difference.

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

For further information, please click here to view the information booklet.

This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years.

At Academic level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,324.85 – $102,945.12, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to$90,470.08 – $120,445.79 annually.

At Academic level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,201.26 – $128,201.75, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to$126,595.47 – $149,996.05 annually.

As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

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.

The following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Working with Children Check: Is it a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds or can hold and maintain a positive working with children check (Blue Card).

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.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Enda Byrne. For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section

Applications close Sunday 30th June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-37781). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday 10th July 2024.

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