Research Assistant, UQ Protein Expression Facility

Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia
$75,579 - $84,648
02 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2016
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.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females 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 Protein Expression Facility (PEF) is a UQ central facility that offers extensive research services in recombinant protein production to academic and industry researchers. Located in AIBN, the Facility provides the complete infrastructure and training for recombinant protein expression and purification. Details of PEF may be accessed on the Facility's website at:

The role

The successful appointee will provide support in recombinant protein purification at the UQ Protein Expression Facility. This position is responsible for conducting protein purification and characterisation, performing routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and developing novel strategies to streamline protein purification processes. The position will also help train and supervise professional staff and students in protein purification.

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have demonstrated proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques and protein expression and purification. Your ability to plan and conduct research projects and effectively write reports and present research results make you an ideal candidate for this position.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Christopher Munro via e-mail on

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Interviews for this role will take place in the second week of January 2017.

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