Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland Law School

Country: Australia;

Deadline: 10.06.2019


Organisational Environment

Based at UQ St Lucia as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the TC Beirne School of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Queensland, and one of Australia’s leading research-intensive law schools.

Currently, the School employs 14 professional staff, 50 full-time academic staff and several adjunct professors. The School’s talented and committed researchers and educators include national and international scholars, distinguished alumni and leaders of the legal profession who are recognised for their research and teaching excellence both nationally and internationally.

The School boasts world-class, state-of-the-art facilities, including one of Queensland’s largest law libraries and the Sir Harry Gibbs Moot Court.


Information for Prospective Staff

Information about life at The University of Queensland including staff benefits, relocation and our campuses is available at the Human Resources webpage .


The Role

The successful  candidate will be expected to undertake research into intellectual property and food security; to publish from the research; and to participate in a range of outreach activities associated with the Laureate project.


The Person

The successful applicant will have completed or made substantial progress towards a PhD (or have equivalent experience), have experience and knowledge in intellectual property and/or related areas such as food security, agriculture, plant or animal breeding, food production, processing, or a relevant geographical area within the Asia-Pacific region. We are particularly interested in applicants who combine these skills with an interest or experience in an interdisciplinary area of research, such as science technology studies or socio-legal studies, or have an interest in anthropology, history or related areas of study.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Level A or B.

Level A - the remuneration package will be in the range $67,542 to $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $79,024 to $106,448 p.a.).

Level B - the remuneration package will be in the range $95,771 to $113,728 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $112,052 to $133,061 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.



To have a confidential discussion about these roles please contact Professor Brad Sherman .

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

  • Cover letter, and;
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and;
  • Responses to the relevant selection criteria  embedded within the position description .


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