Early career researchers (ECRs) and postdocs are attracted to IMB because of the institute's excellent facilities, intellectual environment and well-funded laboratories. IMB has an active ECR community led by the institute's ECR committee, which organises regular mentoring and professional development events for their peers, and shares useful information and advice on taking the next step in your career.

IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program

We launched our IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program on Wednesday 3 February 2016.

Learn more about the program and get involved via the program website.

Open positions

Please visit UQ Jobs to see any positions being formally advertised.

Fellowships and funding

Below is a list of fellowship and funding opportunities for postdocs. If you are interested in joining the IMB as a postgraduate student please visit the Research Higher Degree Program webpage for scholarship opportunities.

If you are an internal IMB applicant, please contact Michelle Foley to advise of your application. If you are an external applicant who wishes to apply for funding to join the IMB, please contact the relevant Laboratory Head  in the first instance.

Please note that some of these pages may have information from previous rounds. These links will be updated to include current information as soon as it is available from the granting bodies.

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships

NHMRC Early Career Fellowships

UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards

NHMRC Program Grants

ARC Future Fellowships

ECR events

The IMB ECR committee organises many events throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for ECRs to learn from other successful researchers and to network with other researchers and ECRs.

The IMB ECR mentoring and career advice seminar series invite researchers and established people working in science to provide advice and tips on career building. The schedule for 2014 can be found here.

Other events include the ECR symposium, mentoring sessions, and Friday lunches with IMB seminar/ECR seminar speakers. More information on some of the events can be found on the ECR Events page.

Career tips

Tips from IMB's ECR mentoring and career advice seminars (via Storify)

Career tips from Professor Matt Cooper

Finding your way through the maze - tips from Dr Mat Francois

Tips from Dr Susan Rowland (UQ's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences)

General advice

Introduction to journal articles - Dr Fiona McMillan

How to succeed in academic interviews: securing that first lecturing post

Contacting journal editors: six dos, a maybe and a don't

A foot in the door: Kendall Powell (Nature Jobs)
A postdoctoral application should present a person's best scientific self on paper. Kendall Powell demystifies why some applicants shine and others miss the mark.

From the lab bench to the UN: Marga Gual Soler (Science Careers)
An IMB PhD student reflects on how she secured an internship at the UN.

Living in Brisbane

About Brisbane

About Queensland

About Australia

Connect with other IMB ECRs 

IMB Early Career Researchers Facebook page

IMB Linked-In group
(Please note that this is a closed group for past and present staff and students of the IMB only)

2013 Brisbane Early Career Researchers Symposium

IMB ECR Committee

2016 IMB ECR Committee

 What's the IMB ECR Committee all about?
We help bring scientists from a range of disciplines and institutes together. We also provide career information and support to our members.

Who can join?
Anyone from a third-year PhD student to a fifth-year research officer can join IMB's ECRs.


Linlin Ma, King group

Vice-President & IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program Coordinator
Fernanda Caldas Cardoso, Lewis group

Josh Wingerd, Lewis group
Communications Coordinator
Quentin Kaas, Craik group
Gilles Vanwalleghem
Career Development Program Coordinator
Yanni Chin, King group & Sassan Rahnama, King group
yanni.chin@imb.uq.edu.au & s.rahnama@imb.uq.edu.au

ECR Research Symposium Coordinator
Ronan Kapetanovic, Sweet group

Friday Seminar ECR Lunch Organiser
Jennifer Smith, King group




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