Postdoc on SARS-CoV-2 Virology: Australia

The RNA Virology Laboratory at the University of Queensland is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on SARS-CoV-2 Virology. This is a full time, fixed-term position until 31 December 2024. Closing date to apply is 15 February 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in highly topical COVID-19 research area and to contribute to the global efforts in combating the current pandemic. The project will build on the strengths of RNA Virology Laboratory in modern molecular methodologies to elucidate mechanisms of viral evasion of antiviral responses and utilise obtained knowledge to the development of a universal COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Awarded PhD in virology/microbiology
  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a multidisciplinary background
  • Experience with PC3 pathogens is desirable
  • Experience in working with mice is beneficial
  • Knowledge and expertise in molecular/structural biology/bioinformatics is beneficial

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Alexander Khromykh via email

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Please note, Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be scheduled within 2 weeks from the closing date. The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

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