Research Officer

7 days left

Brisbane, Australia
The total FTE package will be in the range of $86,941.16 to $116,329.11 per annum.
16 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Queensland Brain Institute
  • Academic level A
  • Fixed-term position for up to 2 years
  • Closing date: Wednesday 8th of February at 11:00 PM AEST
  • UQ Careers: R-21262

About This Opportunity 

The Queensland Brain Institute in partnership with UniQuest Pty Ltd, (the main commercialisation company of The University of Queensland) has developed a diverse intellectual property portfolio. One such development has occurred with Researchers in the team of the Director of The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) within QBI where a medical device is under development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Research Officer will draw upon his or her strong history of translational development to proactively drive the project towards a commercial endpoint.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop experimental plans to meet medical device research & development objectives;
  • Develop novel treatment paradigms using therapeutic ultrasound based pre-clinical animal studies to support clinical trials;
  • Work with the Senior Research Officer, and the team to develop, implement, monitor and undertake the research activities within an agreed annual budget and delivery of agreed milestones;
  • Make a hands-on contribution to overcome research challenges to solve technical problems in the biology and engineering space;
  • Perform experiments and data analyses. Interpret the research outcomes in the context of the overall program and make recommendations to Senior Research Officer and provide routine feedback to the team;
  • Liaise with the Director of CJCADR and Ultrasound Product Development Manager to report on research & development activities with stakeholders;


Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

Organisational Relationships

The position reports to the Senior Research Officer.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.  

About You


  • Postgraduate qualification (PhD or alternatively, MSc and 3+ years in medical ultrasound) in the area of biomedical engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience with FPGA (field-programmable gate array) design and verification.
  • Experience with data analysis using Matlab and/or Python.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including written and verbal communication), and proven ability to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities with the ability to analyse a wide variety of information and data to make recommendations regarding translational objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems to achieve project objectives by troubleshooting experiments and testing practical and creative solutions.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, accuracy in work product and ability to establish and meet deadlines.


  • Experience with diagnostic and/or therapeutic ultrasound, signal processing, analytics, and systems development.
  • Experience with ultrasound contrast agents.
  • Industry experience.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary team and in managing a multidisciplinary research effort, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training.
  • Working knowledge of ISO standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current industry trends and active participation to keep abreast of current applicable medical device technologies and new ways of thinking.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term position through to 2025 at Academic Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308.68 to $99,426.59 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $86,941.16 to $116,329.11 per annum.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


To discuss this role please contact Dr. Jae Song

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

About the Selection Process

Applicants invited for interview may be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection interview process.

Qualification Verification

An appointment to this position is subject to the verification of the highest academic qualification from the conferring institution.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline, or their application will not be accepted.

Other Information

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

Background ChecksAll final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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