Queensland Brain Institute
Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, who are focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.
Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.
Super-resolution imaging techniques now provide unprecedented quantitative information on the spatio-temporal changes in individual protein behaviour in live neurons. Advanced computational tools are required to quantify the dynamics of single molecules from these experiments, and computational models are essential to link single molecule dynamics to neuronal functions such as synaptic transmission. The successful candidate will develop new computational tools and models to infer critical biological insights from the super-resolution imaging experiments. The candidate will join the established groups of Professor Geoffrey Goodhill and Professor Frederic Meunier at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland. He/she will work with an interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, physicists, engineers and experimental neuroscientists.
To apply for this role please DO NOT use the Apply button below. Please email Professor Goodhill directly and supply the following documentation: Cover letter, Complete Tertiary Academic Records (with grades/GPA scores, and official grading scale details), and detailed Academic Resume/CV.
Expression of Interest Closing Dates
International candidates: 31 January 2017 – for consideration in relation to the next available UQ international scholarship round with commencement in Research Quarter 3 (July) 2017.
Domestic candidates: 26 August 2016 – for consideration in relation to this UQ current domestic scholarship round with commencement in Research Quarter 1 (January) 2017 OR 1 March 2017 for consideration for the next UQ domestic scholarship round with commencement in Research Quarter 3 (July) 2017.
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