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Faculty Position - Infection & Inflammation
  • Join a team of innovative researchers
  • Extensive support services and translational potential
  • Generous start-up package

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of Cancer, Infection and Inflammation, Brain and Mental Health, and Population Health. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and non-research staff.

Infection and Inflammation Program

The Infection and Inflammation program comprises 20 research groups operating within three main themes; Chronic Inflammation, Global and Emerging Health Challenges, and Spatial Technologies and Machine Learning. We are seeking a scientific or clinical leader with innovative research programs; a complementary skill set and technological expertise who is willing to work as part of a larger program to tackle important human health problems.

The successful applicant will join our faculty and be expected to participate in the effective running of the Program through collaboration, committee involvement, as well as contributing to funding applications for Program themes.

What are we looking for?

We are currently seeking to employ an outstanding independent (early or mid-career) researcher or clinician with a track record of success in publications and attracting externally competitive grant funding.  We are particularly interested in hearing from experts working on topics of strategic relevance to our program in the following research areas:

  • Viral evolution and pathogenesis
  • Virus-host interactions
  • Immunity to infection
  • Epigenetic regulation of immune cell function
  • Chronic inflammation

Please refer to the Position Description for a detailed outline of the role and responsibilities.

What do we offer?

  • Generous salary guarantees at all career stages
  • Critical mass of outstanding researchers
  • State of the art research facilities including PC3 viral and insectary facilities and an advanced imaging centre
  • Access to the newly developed 'Herston Imaging Research Facility' (HIRF) including three key instruments: PRISMA 3T MRI, fully integrated PET-MRI, and PET-CT
  • Extensive scientific support services, including a large animal house
  • Shared campus with clinicians (Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital)
  • Translational research potential including onsite TGA licensed GMP Cellular Therapy facility
  • Personalised support (e.g. Grants Administration)
  • In-house Business Development & Commercialisation expertise
  • Flexible Work Arrangements and generous leave provisions
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Start-up package to establish research program

For further information:  please contact Jenny Cox, QIMR Berghofer Search Committee Coordinator via email

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Remuneration: An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

To apply for this opportunity: use the APPLY button, and submit a CV/Resume and cover letter.

*We are reviewing applications as they are received. If you think you're the right person for this role, we'd love to hear how your capabilities, achievements and experience set you apart*


Job Ref: BV000009

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