Research Assistant, Quality Assurance

Brisbane, Australia
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies. Information about the Institute can be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

This position will be based at the National Biologics Facility (NBF), within AIBN. The NBF provides high-quality, custom discovery and manufacturing solutions for the development and production of recombinant biopharmaceuticals in mammalian cells.  The facility works with academic and industrial researchers to help drive their research from early discovery through to pre-clinical development, and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ’s culture.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

The role

The Research Assistant will provide technical support to the Queensland node of the National Biologics Facility, with a focus on quality. You will be responsible for scheduling and performing maintenance of key equipment, assisting with maintenance of the Quality Management System and generating and reviewing standard operating procedures. You will also be responsible for assisting with: molecular biology processes; upstream and downstream bioprocessing; and protein analytics.

The person

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in a relevant area (Bioengineering, Bioprocessing, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology); or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have experience in QA, ideally acquired within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as knowledge of quality practices and processes, including ISO 9001. You will be solution driven with strong problem solving skills and able to work autonomously.

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 AIBN HR


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 5 months at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,347 - $74,098 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5%. Total package will be in the range $72,650 - $81,138 p.a. Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Position Description

Download File 505495_3044034_Research Assistant.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Martina Jones via email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Important: please do not send your application directly to the email listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement. Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application closing date

Monday, 31 December 2018 at 11:55 pm E. Australia Standard Time