Research Fellow Grade 1 or 2 - Griffith University Gold Coast

31 Mar 2021 3:33 PM | Kathy Dallest
  • Full time
  • Research Fellow Grade 1 or Grade 2
  • Fixed Term
  • Gold Coast campus

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About the opportunity 

The primary purpose of this Research Fellow position is to help understand the nature of ME/CFS and identify potential prognostic markers and/or therapeutic targets through the investigation of the role of ion channels and calcium signalling in the pathogenesis of the disease as part of the NCNED Team.

The Research Fellow will plan and conduct experiments in the short and long term, promote results in scientific journals and supervise research students with their individual projects within the Centre.

This is a fixed term (1 year) full time position based at the Gold Coast campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and it is understood that the position will work across campuses.

About you 
The prospective candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent qualifications/work experience in the field of immunology and ion channel function.

To be successful within this role you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your ability to provide support to the team leader by conducting research in ME/CFS which is nationally and internationally competitive and contributes to the research objectives of the Centre, including coordination of the collection of samples for research projects.
  • Provide evidence that you are able to independently initiate, design, and perform new electrophysiology and calcium imaging research protocols in ME/CFS to advance the diagnosis of the disease, the identification of therapeutic targets and an understanding of the pathophysiology.

It is essential that you develop or continue to maintain a good publication record of in high impact, international, esteemed peer-reviewed journals, and in addition be able to contribute to teaching activities as required, including but not limited to supervision and/or mentorships of undergraduate and higher degree research students for the smooth running of the NCNED Team.

A demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to meet competing deadlines is essential, as well as be able to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and communicate with a range of stakeholders. You will have high level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including high level record-keeping and presentation skills.

Salary Range 
Base Salary Research Fellow (Grade 1) $76,899 - $90,077 per annum, plus salary package including 17% employer superannuation. 

Base Salary Research Fellow (Grade 2) $98.174 - $116,584 per annum, plus salary package including 17% employer superannuation.

How to apply 
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details

Obtain the position description by clicking on the apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only. 

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights. 

What Griffith University offers 
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. 

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information 
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland on +61 (0) 7 567 80725 or email:

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For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further please contact the Talent Management Partner (First Peoples) - Joshua Long on (07) 37355403 or


Closing date: Monday, 12 April 2021 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CVs sent directly to hiring managers.

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