Scott Sullivan Research Fellow in Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
5d ago
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Scott Sullivan Research Fellowship in Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

The Scott Sullivan Research Fellowship is a position within the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland, working closely with the Neurology Department of the RBWH.

It is supported by the generous philanthropic support of the MND and Me Foundation and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation


Established in 2003, QBI is one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes located at the University of Queensland.

With over 40 Group Leaders and over 450 research staff, QBI works to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying brain function and applying this knowledge to developing new therapeutics for brain diseases including MND.

The Neurology Department of the RBWH has a special interest in the clinical study of MND with the involvement in the care of patients throughout Queensland and Northern NSW, has been involved in international clinical trials, and together with QBI has developed a large team of investigators studying the genetic, cellular and molecular basis of MND.

Based on their discoveries, the team are planning several clinical trials over the next 2-3 years.

About This Opportunity

This is a Research Fellow position that will be primarily located at QBI and support clinical trials in MND. The trial will be undertaken at RBWH in Brisbane and will support existing collaborations between the clinical and basic sciences at the RBWH and QBI, especially in the areas of molecular therapeutics.

This position will work closely with the Queensland MND Community and is a vital link between those impacted by MND and the Queensland MND research teams.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong record of achievement in the neurosciences, especially in the areas of translational research.

Experience in areas related to MND such as molecular genetics and biomedical sciences, clinical translation and / or clinical trials may also be an advantage.

The person will support the clinical trial, collect and analyse data.

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 recruitment .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for an initial period of up to 3 years at Research Academic Level B.

The remuneration package will be in the range $97,590.97 - $115,888.96p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, 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 .

Position Description

Scott Sullivan Research Fellow PD August 2020.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Pankaj Sah (QBI) ( Pankaj.sah ).

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW below. All applicants must supply the following documents :

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline.

    Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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