Strategy and Operations Manager

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

UQ Protein Expression Facility

The UQ Protein Expression Facility (PEF) is a Central Research Platform at UQ operating within the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (ODVCR). It provides research capabilities to academic and industry researchers through extensive research services in recombinant protein production.

With a team of highly skilled research specialists, UQ PEF offers comprehensive protein production services using Escherichia coli, yeast, baculovirus-insect, mammalian and cell-free expression platforms to tailor for protein-specific uniqueness. Its robust and flexible production platform supports molecular engineering, multi-hosts expression, protein purification and characterisation. Renowned for its expertise and exceptional quality of service, UQ PEF has an extensive track record of engagements with researchers across the academia, industry and government sectors.

Building upon a diverse workforce, UQ PEF values creativity and offers a culture that supports personal growth and continuous learning. Details on UQ PEF can be accessed through its website.

The role

The successful appointee will provide operations management of the Facility to ensure the highest level of efficiency in the provision of research services in recombinant protein production for academia and industry research. You will develop strategies to ensure long-term operational relevance and excellence.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.  You will have extensive knowledge and skill in recombinant protein production and well-versed in bioprocess development and protein analytics for protein-based products. Your demonstrated ability in complex research project management and proven ability in leading and motivating a team make you an ideal candidate for this role.

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. 

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

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Liliana Hernandez on


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $94,667 - $106,299 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. Total package will be in the range $110,760 – $124,370 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Linda Lua via email

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All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Resume (2-3 pages)
  • Selection Criteria (1-2 pages)

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