Research Officer (Internal Applicants Only)
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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia
School of Biomedical Sciences
The University of Queensland School of Biomedical Sciences is a distinguished
centre for teaching and research in the academic disciplines of Anatomy,
Developmental Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology. The School has
more than 40 full-time research and teaching staff and is one of the largest
Schools of its type in Australia. It has links to other prestigious research
centres on the St Lucia campus including the Queensland Brain Institute
(QBI), the Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Australian
Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Our diverse research
provides an exciting environment for national and international research
fellows and higher degree students. It is concerned with advancing the
understanding of how cellular mechanisms contribute to the function of the
human body in health and disease.
Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the
school's web site at https: // biomedicalsciences.uq.edu.au/
About the opportunity
The Research Officer (RO) will be responsible for a framework of internal,
collaborative and contracted research projects. This includes research
publications, study plan writing, data analysis and report writing as well as
presentations, student supervision and other duties as reasonably directed by
your supervisor or senior staff.
You will also be working closely with the Study Coordinator/Director and
senior staff to ensure appropriate experimental designs, strong
collaborator/sponsor communications and adherence to the project timelines.
The RO is required to perform hands-on laboratory works and to contribute to
other research activities in the laboratory, include but are not limited to
general housekeeping, and occasional rostered weekend/after-hours work.
This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one
of Australia's most attractive university campuses. The position reports to
Deputy Head of School, School of Biomedical Sciences, and is supervised day to
day by the Emeritus Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences.
Our ideal candidate
You will hold a PhD in a relevant scientific field with expertise in the
Small animal handling.
Test item administration (e.g. subcutaneous and intraperitoneal dosing)
Small animal surgery (e.g. low back pain, Intracerebroventricular cannula implantation).
Preclinical pain behavioural testing (e.g. mechanical allodynia, hyperalgesia, constipation, respiratory depression).
Perfusion and necropsy.
Additionally, you will possess:
An emerging profile in research in the discipline area.
Proven experience in efficiently planning and execution of experiments
including the preparation of study plans and the drafting of reports.
Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at
Highly developed teamwork excellent oral and written communication skills
in English and well-developed interpersonal skills.
It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to
provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable
For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached
You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this
appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively
encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.
Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage for further
information and points of contact if you require additional support.
Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to
What we can offer
This is a full-time fixed term position until 30 August 2023 at Academic Level
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.74 -
$94,637.91 per annum plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in
the range $82,753.80 - $110,726.35 per annum.
In addition, you will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities ,
recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted
private health insurance, on-site parking, development programs and many other
For further information, please review The University of Queensland's
Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To discuss this role please contact Mark Midwinter, Deputy Head of School via
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Want to Apply?
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All
applicants must supply the following documents:
Statement addressing the Selection Criteria (in the attached PD).
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. Applications received via other channels including
direct email will not be accepted.
This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or
continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal
and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Applications Close: 17 June 2021 at 11:00 PM (AEST)
UQ Careers #: 514516
Advertised: 11 Jun 2021
Applications close: 17 Jun 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time