Research Fellow – Metabolomic Specialist – Australia Visa Sponsorship Available

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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 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to engage in Metabolomic research at Queensland Metabolomics and Proteomics (Q-MAP) Facility to further their expertise and growing research profile to achieve national recognition in Metabolomics.  At this level it is expected that you will efficiently manage service and engagement roles and activities.

Key responsibilities will include:

Research

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in metabolomics, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in operating HPLC, LCMS, and GCMS instruments to conduct various metabolomic analyses, including the detection and quantification of amino acids, sugars, and organic compounds and metabolite profiling.
  • Familiarity with routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization of HPLC, LCMS and GCMS to ensure accurate and reliable results.
  • Extensive experience in working with clients and have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex scientific information. They should be adept at understanding client needs, providing expert guidance and delivering tailored metabolomic solutions. Experience in managing client relationships and ensuring high levels of client satisfaction is essential.
  • Proven experience in method development.
  • Ability to follow ISO 9001 guideline and procedures as well as relevant SOPs for each project.
  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications, with a lead role in some outputs.
  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

Teaching

  • Where undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is undertaken achieve teaching quality as indicated by approved surveys and outcomes for students and improve or innovate where appropriate in response to feedback.

Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Demonstrate a track record of the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and management and development of researcher capability and skill.
  • Facilitate engagement opportunities for Higher Degree by Research supervisees
  • Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
  • Manage staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

Citizenship and Service

  • Demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ values.
  • Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit
  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.
  • Actively pursue and develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

Other

Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

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

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

About You  

  • Completion of a PhD in the Metabolomics, Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, molecular analysis
  • A growing profile in research in the discipline area.
  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Sponsorship:Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We may be able to 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
  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoplespeople with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to talent@uq.edu.au.

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close 8 August 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-40409). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for August.

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