Working at UQDI.
The UQDI houses approximately 200 researchers. Nearly half of these are postdoctoral researchers working in the various groups that comprise the research themes of the Institute. While some will have done their research higher degree training at UQDI, many are recruited from labs across the world, ensuring a diverse and stimulating research community. The multitude of backgrounds also ensures a collaborative, enriching and challenging research community.
Postdoctoral researchers usually work at the UQDI for between three to five years with limited possibility for extension. During this time, the UQDI gives researchers the skills to launch strong careers in the international research arena. Postdoctoral researchers who wish to explore coming to the UQDI are encouraged to contact the group leader with whom they are interested in working to explore potential opportunities. Many postdoctoral researchers at the UQDI obtain their own funding after developing a project with a group leader. The University of Queensland maintains a comprehensive list of non-industrial funding opportunities.
In addition to this self-funded route, there are some UQDI-funded positions which become available from time to time. In particular, UQDI Fellowships have been created for the development of innovative research, and candidates for these Fellowships would be expected to introduce new scientific projects or expertise into the UQDI. We also encourage individuals to view Group Leader pages and to contact them directly regarding possible positions in their labs in the absence of formal advertising.
Because the UQDI does not enrol undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers usually have few academic duties but may be involved in supervising PhD students if agreed between the researcher and group leader. A number of researchers also participate in teaching for Schools at the University of Queensland. Administrative responsibilities are kept to a minimum, helping to keep research the foremost priority. Postdoctoral research at the UQDI provides a good platform for subsequent career steps.
The UQDI is located in Woolloongabba, an inner city suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is closely situated to main entertainment and sporting venues. Living in Brisbane provides staff and students with expansive opportunities for recreational activities, socialising and travel. For further information about Brisbane, Queensland please visit this link.
UQDI advertises Academic, Research Support and Professional positions on UQ Jobs.