- Must be a postdoctoral researcher or IMB Lab Head, capable of providing a high level of advice and training to the postgraduate candidate;
- For practical reasons is generally chosen from within the same research group and/or closely collaborating IMB/UQ groups;
- Assume (collectively) a maximum 50% of the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) advisory load for the postgraduate candidate;
- Participate in managing the allocation of resources and infrastructure, as well as intellectual support, to the postgraduate candidate;
- Participate in the mentoring and training of the postgraduate candidate;
- Participate in overseeing the performance of the postgraduate candidate.
Within the first 3 months of candidature, and in consultation with the Principal Advisor, the postgraduate candidate MUST identify at least one suitable Associate Advisor, and determine that they are willing to serve in that capacity.
There is no limit to the number of Associate Advisors which can be chosen, however, for practical reasons no more than three, ideally only one or two, should be appointed. When nominating multiple Associate Advisors please remember that ALL Associate Advisors MUST attend ALL candidate Milestones - including oral presentations and interviews. The more Associate Advisors, the more problematic it becomes to schedule such events. This can be particularly difficult where Associate Advisors are external to UQ. If you believe you have a strong case to nominate more that three Associate Advisors, please consult with the IMB Postgraduate Coordinator.