Senior Scientific Officer - Histology

University of Queensland
February 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:$84,871 - $91,158
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  • School of Biomedical Sciences

  • HEW level 6 +17 % superannuation

  • Permanent, full-time position

  • Closing date: Tuesday 28th February at 11.00pm AEST

  • UQ Careers: R-22113

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Senior Scientific Officer to provide technical and research support to graduate students, postgraduate students, and research staff in the Histology Core Facility. This position will assist in the day-to-day activities and operations and is responsible for the management of instruments, chemicals, and efficient delivery of services in a teaching and research environment. Responsibilities also include some laboratory administration and direct client consultations.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform safety inductions and training for facility users.

  • Acquire and maintain laboratory consumables and chemicals, and establish reference materials for use across a range of instruments and techniques.

  • Engage in client consultations to ascertain requirements and give advice for specific services.

  • As required, carry out biopsy dissections, sample preparation and analysis on multiple instruments.

  • Training, monitoring and assistance for postgraduate students, staff, and external clients in histological, immunohistochemical, and in-situ- hybridization techniques.

  • Perform other duties as reasonably directed by the Histology Manager.

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

    About You

  • Bachelor's degree in science, biomedical science, or a related discipline with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education and training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern and specialised techniques in immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy and haematological cytochemistry.
  • Demonstrated experience in training new users with multiple scientific instrumentation.
  • Relevant experience working in a service- or research-oriented scientific facility with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing workplace health and safety issues relevant to laboratories and chemicals.
  • Sound computer literacy skills including the ability to use, or learn to use, software applications associated with the facility.
  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time (100%), continuing position at HEW 6.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871 - $91,158 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $99,300 - $106,655 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role some working from home; variable start or finish times; purchased leave; flex-time.

    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 Dr Darryl Whitehead.

    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

    The interviews for this position has been tentatively scheduled for the week commencing Monday 13th March 2023.

    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.

    Other Information

    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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