Research Assistant in Science

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
$62,716.31 - $70,241.69
22 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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.  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, US, MS 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.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced imaging and the research interests of its staff can be found on CAI's website

The role

Bachelor  degree in Science or a related field, with at least 2 years' subsequent relevant research support experience.  Must possess knowledge and competence within a research environment, conducting general laboratory experience procedures, and in animal experimental procedures.  Must have a good understanding of safe laboratory working practices and methodology, together with laboratory OHS standards.

Suitable applicant must be in agreement to undergo a satisfactory medical clearance and disclosure of any relevant medical history relating to 'working with animals' previously, and the capacity to work successfully within a research team.

The person

Applicants must possess qualifications in a relevant discipline, and possess the capacity to work successfully within a research team or independently.

Demonstrated high level of problem solving and organisation skills,  competent use of a wide range of computer and research software applications, excellent attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including other research staff and students, industry fellows or external partners.

You must be self-motivated, independent thinking, systemic problem solving skills, together with excellent initiative, judgement and a strong work ethic to achieve research goals and be able to take direction from more than one supervisor. 


This is a part-time (18 hours per week), fixed term appointment for one year (pro-rata). The remuneration package (2016  pro-rata pay rates) will be in the range $62,716.31 to $70,241.69 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $68,674.36 to $76,914.65 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 499836_3036591_Research_Assistant_HEW5.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Rajiv Bhalla, Telephone +61 7 3346 0335 or email

The successful applicant will commence in January 2017.

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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