Institute for Molecular Bioscience
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Based at St Lucia
As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.
As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.About This Opportunity
The successful applicant will contribute to research projects and will play a central role in research in the Walker research group to undertake development of enzyme assays and other research activities. The projects encompass cloning and purification of recombinant forms of the antigens and testing of biochemical assays to investigate correlates of vaccine protection.
Key responsibilities include:
Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.
Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.
Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.
Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
2. Supervision and Researcher Development
Contribute to the effective supervision of research assistants and Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).
Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.
Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.
This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 1 year. At Academic level A the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $75,808.68 - $100,926.59, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $88,696.16 - $118,084.11 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.
The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.About You
PhD degree majoring in biochemistry, or molecular biology, or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training.
Experience with molecular biology techniques.
Experience with protein expression and purification.
Experience with bacterial culture and aseptic technique.
Experience with enzyme assay development.
Ability to develop new laboratory techniques and to perform them routinely at a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
Sound knowledge of OH&S guidelines and laboratory safety.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
The ability to plan, execute and interpret research in an independent manner.
High level of inter-personal and communication skills.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Mark Walker [email protected]
For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Responses to the ‘About You' section
At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].
If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.
Applications close Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-34781).