Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia

The School of Veterinary Science has a rich history having been founded in 1936 and has a well-deserved reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians. The School of Veterinary Science’s research strengths include the areas of infectious diseases, animal welfare, livestock production, wildlife, equine and companion animal health. The School offers an outstanding range of facilities for conducting laboratory-based, animal-based, clinical and field research.

About This Opportunity

The successful applicant will undertake clinical and/or translational research into veterinary science. The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers in the School, participating in and initiating research projects, contributing to applications for external research support, and publishing in high-quality outlets.

Prior to submission of an application it is essential that each applicant communicates with a current academic staff member from UQ School of Veterinary Science who agrees to endorse the application to supervise the research. The research area will depend on the skills of the successful applicant but will be in a research area that pioneers new technologies or explores new treatments to build the future for clinical veterinary care and animal health.

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus ( The UQ Gatton campus combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should possess a PhD in a veterinary science related field. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in veterinary science, good general research skills, strong experience in a field of veterinary science, excellent writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Successful applicants for the postdoctoral research fellowship will have demonstrated substantial impact and excellence in their prior activities in research and clinical practice. The fellowship will also drive development of high priority areas.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term position at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$84,878 - $90,982, plus superannuation of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits (

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 (


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jonathan Hill on +61 7 5460 1970 or via

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter; Resume; Responses to the Selection Criteria.

Applications close: 30 June 2019

Job no: 507669


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