Research Assistant - Civil Engineering

University of Queensland
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:$66,733
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Contract Type:Fixed-term positions
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  • School of Civil Engineering

  • HEW level 4

  • 4 x Full-time, Fixed-term positions available for up to 17 February 2023 (possibility to extend)

  • Closing date on 4 December 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-19315)

  • Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.

    About the Transport Group in the School of Civil Engineering

    The School of Civil Engineering enjoys a strong relationship with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), resulting in a healthy research program. This project will assist TMR in exploring current practice and the state of research in the given subject areas.

    Currently we are recruiting for 4 Research Assistant positions to support the project up to 17 February 2023 on a full-time basis. Each Research Assistant position will support a different project area. Below you will find the different project area topics, which are further specified in the attached document. If you are interested to apply, please ensure to mention your area reference(s) in your cover letter.

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  • Public Transport Adaptation to Climate Change

  • Heavy Vehicle Interactions with Vulnerable Road Users

  • The full overview of each project area can be viewed in this document - Project - Transport Group.

    Key responsibilities for all 4 positions will include:

  • Applying specialist technical skills or services related to a literature review and synthesis of this literature.

  • Investigating current practices and guidelines in Queensland and in other areas in Australia.

  • Documenting and cataloguing sources of information and data

  • Communicating regularly with project supervisor and advisory staff from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    This role involves literature synthesis and a critical review of the given project topic area, and is ideally suited to a student interested in transport, urban planning, safety, and/or sustainability. Specific interests and skills for the candidate should include:

  • Experience with literature reviews and synthesis of current knowledge.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.

  • An interest and/or experience in urban planning, transport planning, and/or safety and sustainability (desirable but not necessary).

  • High level inter-personal and communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and ability to prioritise workload to meet research deadline.

  • What We Can Offer

    We offer 4 full-time (100%) fixed-term positions through to 17 February 2023 at a Professional HEW level 4.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $66,733.35 to $70,842.86 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $78,078.02 to $82,886.15 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Mark Hickman via

    For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number 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

  • Address your preferred project area

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About the Selection Process

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    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.

    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 .

    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 our 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

    If you are a current employee/student of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, 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

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