Research Assistant

University of Queensland
March 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$68,735
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience

  • HEW level 4

  • Fixed-term position for 1 year

  • Closing date: Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-22694)

  • About This Opportunity

    The successful applicant will contribute to research projects and will play a central role in the administration and organisation of the Walker research group to facilitate day-to-day research activities. The projects encompasses investigating antibiotic resistance and the development of new therapeutics. Characterisation experiments will include molecular and biochemical assays.


    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Conduct research in the area agreed with the supervisor.

  • Work with colleagues, postgraduates and undergraduates in the completion of their research projects.

  • Ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies

  • Preparation of laboratory samples and reagents

  • Basic molecular biology techniques for manipulation of DNA

  • Basic microbiology techniques

  • MIC analyses

  • Assisting with mouse handling infection procedures

  • Monitoring laboratory animals out of business hours, when required

  • Undertaking induction and basic training of new staff and students

  • Assist in formulation of ethics applications and preparation of reports.

  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor

  • General lab management

  • Safety

  • Contributes to the safe and efficient operation of research equipment, infrastructure, methodologies and protocols

  • Applies safe storage, handling and disposal techniques to chemicals, equipment, stores and/or samples/specimens

  • About You
  • Minimum diploma level qualification majoring in microbiology or molecular biology, or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training.

  • Experience with molecular biology and microbiology techniques.

  • Experience with MIC assays.

  • Experience with bacterial culture and aseptic technique.

  • Willingness to assist with laboratory animal handling and procedures.

  • Ability to quickly acquire 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.

  • Availability to check on laboratory animals on occasions out of business hours

  • The ability to plan, execute and interpret research in a semi-independent manner.

  • High level of inter-personal communication skills and ability to positively contribute within a team.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time fixed-term position through to April 2024 at HEW Level 4.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $68,735.35 - $72,968.15 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $80,420.36 - $85,372.74 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 Walker [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] 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

  • 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 their application 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 [email protected]

    If you are a current employee 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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