Facilities Engineering Officer

Brisbane, Australia
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Advanced Imaging

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) is a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland reflecting the growth in biotechnology, biomedical and materials research requiring advanced imaging capabilities at a national and international level. As a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world, CAI brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and 'state-of-the-art', world- or Australian-first research imaging instruments. NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT and optical imaging are now key platform research technologies for studying the structure and function of biomolecules and living organisms, from proteins to the human.

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease, affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

The Centre actively engages with business, industry, professional bodies and the wider community with the aim of sharing knowledge and expertise and developing mutually beneficial partnerships.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced imaging and the research interests of its staff can be found on CAI's website http://www.cai.uq.edu.au/.

The role

To maintain a range of complex and sophisticated Magnetic Resonance (MR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, cyclotron and EPR instruments located at St Lucia that involves handling of cryogenic materials as well as daily monitoring of imaging equipment and laboratories. The position will also involve rapid prototyping and development of innovative research equipment to assist users, including the fabrication of diverse equipment to assist in temporary repairs and maintenance.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a Year 12 Certificate, plus a trade qualification in one of the metal fabrication streams; along with experience in a non-allied trade stream; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, education and training.  Current Forklift licence or the ability to qualify rapidly and an Open Class C Manual Drivers Licence. Experience in welding and vacuum systems, diagnostic ability with mechanical, fluid and computing systems an advantage.  Familiarity with a range of materials and processing techniques, and experience working in a prototyping environment, and fabrication, using a wide range of materials.

A good working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation and UQ safety procedures, and an awareness of safety issues arising from workplace activities. Good working knowledge, and use of CAD/CAM software systems, Microsoft Office products, databases and intranet.

The person will be able to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and demonstrate a high level of initiative. 


This is a Full-time, Fixed Term appointment for 3 years at HEW Level 6 or 7 – Broadbanded position. The remuneration package negotiated, dependent upon the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The remuneration package at HEW Level 6 will be in the range $75,957 - $81,715 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,870 - $95,507 p.a.). The remuneration package at HEW Level 7 will be in the range $83,634 - $91,350 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,852 - $106,880 p.a.). 

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Alan Pringle on 0409 750 137 or email alan.pringle@cai.uq.edu.au.

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