Research Technician

Brisbane, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

TetraQ Research Infrastructure Centre (TetraQ RIC)

Operating within the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (ODVCR), the TetraQ Research Infrastructure Centre (RIC) mission is to provide best practice Preclinical and Clinical testing services for University of Queensland researchers and fee-for-service external clients. The RIC core services and expertise comprises a drug development ‘tool-kit’ which includes the capacity to conduct pharmacokinetics, toxicology and bioanalytical studies.

The RIC has world-class state-of-the-art physical infrastructure encompassing purpose-renovated space and leading-edge equipment including LC-tandem mass spectrometry and immunoassay platforms within its bioanalytical facility located on UQ’s Herston campus. Toxicology and pharmacokinetics studies are completed in a well-equipped rodent animal facility on the UQ ST Lucia campus.

All studies are performed within quality assured laboratories according to OECD Good Laboratory Practice by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) standards. This accreditation means that data generated by the TetraQ RIC is conducted to industry pharmaceutical and biotechnology standards and will be accepted for review by international regulatory agencies.

Information about TetraQ may be accessed at  

The role

To provide support to the bioanalytical team for daily operation of the facility in accordance with regulatory guidelines. The role will have a key role in management of samples received by the facility for testing. The role will also provide administrative support for transactional finance processing tasks within the Centre.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications equivalent to Year 12 or a Certificate II, with relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You should also have high level attention to detail and experience in the use of a wide range of computer applications. Experience working in a research laboratory environment would be valuable.

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 the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $54,042 - $59,800 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $63,229 - $69,966 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Peter Tapley on +61 7 3365 5115 or 

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