Research Quality Assurance Manager

University of Queensland
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:$1m
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

  • HEW 8

  • Fixed-term position for up to 2 years

  • Closing date Monday 30th January 2023 at 11.00pm AEST

  • UQ Careers: R-21685

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking an experienced Research Quality Assurance Manager to provide specialised project management and research quality oversight to support the vaccine development.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for research quality assurance within a team conducting pre-clinical vaccine development with UQ's molecular clamp platform for viruses of medical importance. The Research Quality Assurance Manager will provide technical inputs to the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of research studies. He or she will ensure that the rigorous standards of all research studies are upheld and of consistent quality, helping to guarantee that the final research reports are thorough and complete.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Research Quality Management

  • Monitoring of progress by a team of seven researchers across a portfolio of objectives.

  • Technical inputs to the design, implementation, and analysis of research studies.

  • Manage research quality and data traceability. This includes ensuring research is correctly documented and recorded.

  • Assist with the compilation, checking and presentation of data for reports, presentations, patents and publications.

  • Provide advice to the project leaders and facilitate implementation of the project team's strategic objectives.

  • Provide high level administrative and financial support for all aspects of a large research project, including monitoring of budgets and timelines and reporting. Exercise financial delegation.

  • General

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with relevant internal units and external agencies.

  • Provide secretariat support for project leadership team, including preparation of agendas and minutes during meetings.

  • Perform other administrative duties as required by the Project leadership team.

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

    About Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


    The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

    Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ's culture.

    AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at https:// www.

    Information for Prospective Staff

    Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at - https:// www.

    About You

    Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Postgraduate Tertiary qualifications, preferably in the area of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or related field

  • Familiarity and prior experience with concepts of research quality, data traceability and reporting. Experience in a commercial or commercially focused research environment would be advantageous.

  • Relevant experience in project management including evidence of management of project budget/s >$1m

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and competing stakeholder needs

  • Proficient in use of the Microsoft office suite of products including word, excel, PowerPoint and outlook

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

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a Full time, 100% FTE Fixed-term position through to February 2025 at HEW 8, with potential for extension.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $105,338.31 - $118,280.70 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $123,245.82 - $138,388.42 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 Keith Chappell [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.

    The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

    Other Information

    Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

    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.

    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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