Principal Research Technician - Indigenous Health research

University of Queensland
February 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$94,754 - $103,180
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples encouraged to apply

  • Support delivery of research projects in Indigenous Health

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • About UQ

    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.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    As a Principal Research Technician, you will work as part of a senior research team to provide high-level, specialist research expertise to research projects, grants, and initiatives. In this role, you will support the delivery of a range of research projects in the area of Indigenous health.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing specialist expertise to maximise research outcomes in health- related research programs working with Aboriginal communities.

  • Contributing research subject matter expertise to the design, implementation, and evaluation of research methodologies.

  • Contributing to and coordinating research outputs, joint preparation and authorship of reports/ manuscripts where appropriate.

  • Undertaking comprehensive literature reviews in support of research outcomes.

  • Contributing to and/or draft elements of research proposals, grant applications, ethics applications and/or other documentation.

  • Managing compliance with approved research ethics protocols.

  • Contributing to research quality assurance, control, and improvement activities, in collaboration with senior research staff and stakeholders.

  • Mentoring and/or supporting the development of more junior research technicians/engineers, scientists.

  • The UQ Poche Centre is based in Toowong, Brisbane however, remote interstate arrangements would be negotiated with the preferred candidate.

    This is a part-time (20%), fixed-term position for up to 12 months.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $94,754 - $103,180, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $110,862 - $120,721 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You

    We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Principal Research Technician to support the delivery and quality outcomes of a range of research. The successful candidate will have significant research experience and expertise in a relevant field.

  • Progress towards or completion of a post graduate qualification in epidemiology, Indigenous health, or related health discipline with experience in Indigenous health or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated research-relevant knowledge and skills with expertise in a wide range of research techniques at all stages of the health research cycle.

  • Significant experience of working in a research team environment, working with Aboriginal communities and/or community-controlled organisations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct research documentation and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of research and community-based individuals.

  • Commitment to upholding the University's values, and with the outstanding personal qualities of openness, respectfulness, and integrity.

  • A commitment to upholding the highest standard of research integrity, ethics and workplace health and safety.

  • 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.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor James Ward at [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:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section
  • Resume
  • Other Information

    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 Sunday 18th February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-33911).


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