Senior Research Technician/Research Assistant in Pharmaceutics

Brisbane, Australia
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of Queensland School of Biomedical Sciences is a distinguished centre for teaching and research in the academic disciplines of Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology. The School has more than 40 full-time research and teaching staff and is one of the largest Schools of its type in Australia. It has links to other prestigious research centres on the St Lucia campus including the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), the Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Our diverse research provides an exciting environment for national and international research fellows and higher degree students. It is concerned with advancing the understanding of how cellular mechanisms contribute to the function of the human body in health and disease.  Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at

In addition to its graduate research programs, the School teaches undergraduate students in Science, Medicine, and Health Sciences.

The role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for research projects investigating the pharmacokinetics and tumour delivery/activity of novel chemotherapeutic nanomedicines. The position will assist in conducting preclinical pharmacokinetic experiments on small laboratory animals, including surgical cannulation of blood vessels, collection and analysis of biological samples via radiometric techniques, HPLC and microscopic imaging and monitor the wellbeing of experimental animals. 

The person

We are seeking a motivated and collaborative senior research technician or research assistant. Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in pharmaceutics, pharmacology veterinary science or a related disciple and/ or relevant equivalent experience. Highly developed teamwork and communication skills are essential. Demonstrated experience in handling small laboratory animals, cell culture, FACS, fluorescence microscopy, HPLC and ELISA analysis is required. A strong understanding and experience with the use of software programs such as excel and GraphPad Prism is a must. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a fixed-term appointment for 12 months, starting in January 2019. 

HEW 5 Senior Research Technician, the remuneration package will be in the range of $66,347 - $74,098 p.a. FTE., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $77,626 - $86,695 p.a. FTE)

HEW 6 Research Assistant, the remuneration package will be in the range of $75,957 - $81,714 p.a. FTE., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $88,869 - $95,605 p.a. FTE)

Position Description

Download File PD_Research Assistant_Kaminskas Lab.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Lisa Kaminskas, Senior Lecturer within the School of Biomedical Sciences on 

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