Senior Research Assistant - Child Oral Health

University of Queensland


December 31, 2023


  • School of Dentistry
  • HEW level 5
  • Fixed-term position until 31 December 2023
  • Applications close 11 October at 11.00pm AEST (R-15799)
  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Senior Research Assistant provides technical research support and subject matter expertise in support of fieldwork and reporting of NHMRC- funded projects in child oral health.

    Population Oral Health at UQ is supported by a UQ VC Strategic Funding and a number of NHMRC research grants to conduct high quality population oral health research.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and assisting with aspects of participants recruitment and assessment.
  • Assisting in the development of research materials, under supervision of Chief Investigators.
  • Communicating and organising research visits with participants and their families.
  • Liaising with examination teams at Queensland Health to facilitate sample and data collection.
  • Contributing to the safe and efficient operation of research equipment, infrastructure, methodologies and protocols.
  • Ensuring the appropriate storage, handling of data, and protection of confidentiality of participant information.
  • Assisting with drafting research reports, newsletters, preparing for presentations at seminars and conferences.
  • Assisting in arranging project team meetings and taking minutes at meetings.
  • Undertaking literature searches and reviews, and writing up literature reviews.
  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

  • Completion of a degree level qualification in oral health, public health, or other related field.
  • Excellent practical research skills and experience in relevant research methodology or techniques required for this body of research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-organised, methodical and self-motivated.
  • Experience using MS Office suite, as well as analytical software.
  • Ability to work bot collaboratively with colleagues and work independently on routine procedures.
  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (60%) fixed-term position through 31 December 2023 at HEW level 5.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $72,212 - $80,430 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,488 - $94,103 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 Loc Do via

    For application queries, please contact 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.

    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.

    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

    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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