Senior Analytical Research Technician

University of Queensland


September 15, 2021


Senior Analytical Research Technician

Apply now Job No:516195 Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 05 ($70,796.58 - $78,852.96) Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: Other

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) is a new research Centre, funded by Queensland Health and The University of Queensland that is committed to establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary research expertise across a range of environment health sciences. These include environmental aspects of toxicology, human health epidemiology, microbiology, health risk assessment, health risk communication, identification and analysis of emerging environmental health risks, and state-of-the art monitoring and analytical techniques, methodologies and technologies for environmental hazards and exposures. The Faculty is strongly committed to the advancement of quality inter-professional education and genuine inter-disciplinary research in the health sciences. Further information is available at www.

QAEHS will work closely with Queensland Health to develop its research directions, and to provide expert opinion and advice, as well as relevant training for Queensland Health staff. In addition, staff will pursue research excellence through competitively funded research and government or private consultancies. Supervision of research students and some coursework teaching are other core components of QAEHS' activities.

About This Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Analytical Research Technician to support the QAEHS research activities and related consultancy projects through the provision of analytical technical and administrative support.

Further key duties and responsibilities can be found in the position description.

This position is located at PACE Woolloongabba.

This position will report to Dr Tim Reeks, Analytical Chemist.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this role, you will have completed an undergraduate degree, or completion of a diploma qualification and at least 2 years subsequent relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/ training in the areas of analytical chemistry and/or organic chemistry.

You will have demonstrated experience or understanding of the application of laboratory analytical instruments for trace analysis, including LC and/or GC instrumentation. This will be partners with experience with, or ability to rapidly acquire expertise in, analysis and quantification or organic chemicals in complex matrices for a wide variety of compounds, particularly environmental contaminants.

You will have strong laboratory and/or analytical skills, with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to accurately interpret and follow methods and protocols.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information 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 at HEW level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796.58 - $78,852.96, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,831 - $92,256.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

PD516195Analytical Research TechnicianHEW5CLASSIFIED.pdf


To discuss this role please contact the QAEHS Administrative team at

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Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume
  • 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.

    Advertised: 15 Sep 2021 Applications close: 29 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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