Student Coordinator/PA to the Director of Infectious Diseases

Brisbane, Australia
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine 

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine is one of Australia’s leading medical degree programs for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. 

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer) and a drug discovery EMA401 (Professor Maree Smith), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic pain which through Spinafex Pharmaceuticals led to Australia’s largest biotechnology commercialisation deal. Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system. 

Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease. 

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The role

A unique administrative position has become available. Located at the Mater Hospital-South Brisbane, you will perform 50% of your duties as a Student Coordinator for the MD program at the University of Queensland’s Mater-CHQ Clinical Unit, and the other 50% as a Personal Assistant for the Director of Infectious Diseases for Mater Health Services.

The successful appointee will contribute to optimal learning and teaching experiences for local and overseas medical students undertaking their clinical training at the Faculty of Medicine, through the delivery of high quality student academic support services. The appointee will also provide personal support to the Director of Infectious Diseases, Mater Health Services.

The person

Applicants should possess post-secondary qualifications, or an equivalent combination of education, relevant experience and training. You should have experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications, good organisational skills, the ability to prioritise competing work demands and be able to liaise effectively and relate well to a wide range of people.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597.80 - $72,348.94 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $70,734.60 - $79,222.09 p.a).

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To discuss this role please contact Ms Ellice Ablitt, Mater Clinical Unit Team Leader on +61 7 3163 3642 or

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