Research Coordinator

University of Queensland
July 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$88,099
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Part time
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  • Queensland Brain Institute/Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research

  • Part-time (80%), fixed-term position through to August 2026

  • Base salary will be in the range $88,099.39 - $94,512.08 + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at our St Lucia Campus

  • About This Opportunity

    The Research Coordinator is responsible for the technical operation and functional performance of the basic neuroscience and ageing dementia laboratory lead by Professor Jürgen Götz. The role involves building strong and effective relationships with academic and professional colleagues across multiple organisational units. The Götz laboratory, based at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), aims to understand Alzheimer's disease (AD) at the molecular and cellular level using cellular and animal models. Their research aims to develop novel therapies and understand fundamental mechanisms of memory. In recent years, the group has focused on developing therapeutic ultrasound as a potential treatment for AD.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Laboratory Research

  • Providing support for research projects by handling human and animal ethical clearance and reporting documentation, assisting with grant writing (liaising with CI and AIs in compiling draft documents), and proactively monitoring funding opportunities
  • Technical and Functional Laboratory Management

  • Coordinating laboratory operations, managing repairs, troubleshooting, and maintaining lab instruments and equipment with a focus on work, health, and safety compliance. Additionally, providing advice on method development, creating testing procedures, and training staff and students in instrumentation operation.
  • Laboratory Finance Administration

  • Collaborating with Götz Group senior research staff to manage group finances, coordinate equipment requirements and purchases, and oversee the laboratory budget, including consumables, equipment, maintenance, and procurement.
  • Safety and Compliance

  • Ensuring high occupational health and safety standards, managing risks, and maintaining compliance with University and regulatory requirements, including inspections and protocol reviews for research groups and laboratory users.
  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will 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 will 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

  • Access to flexible working arrangement, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • 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

  • UQ Study for Staff

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About You
  • Completion of a relevant degree in BSc with at least four (4) years relevant experience or extensive experience in a laboratory setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training

  • Knowledge in neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, and experience with animal models.

  • Demonstrated understanding of current tertiary research frameworks, including ethics and grant writing.

  • Detailed knowledge of legislative health and safety requirements, compliance, and regulatory standards.

  • Experience in wet lab techniques, including histology and/or molecular biology.

  • Experience in both experimental and administrative aspects of a laboratory environment.

  • Proficiency in budgeting and financial management for multiple project budgets or rapid acquisition of such skills in a university setting.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, effective communication, and commitment to upholding University values.

  • The successful candidate may be required to complete a number of pre- employment checks, including: right to work in Australia, education check, etc.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jürgen Götz (Director, CJCADR) on [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 summarising how your background aligns to the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    UQ is committed to a fair, equitable and inclusive selection process, which recognises that some applicants may face additional barriers and challenges which have impacted and/or continue to impact their career trajectory. Candidates who don't meet all criteria are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their potential. The selection panel considers both potential and performance relative to opportunities when assessing suitability for the role.

    We know one of our strengths as an institution lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion, fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out to [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    Applications close Sunday 21 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-40815).

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