Material Handler Support

Brisbane, Australia
09 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland Biological Resources (UQBR) 

The University of Queensland Biological Resources Unit (UQBR) manages the laboratory animal production and research facilities for the University of Queensland.

The role of UQBR is to provide UQ with world class Animal Research services within a best practice ethical framework.

We are currently advertising for a Material Handler support (HEW 3) position within UQ Biological Resources (BRF) / Translational Research Institute (TRI) animal facility based at Woolloongabba, in Brisbane.

The role

The primary purpose would be assisting with the running of UQBR TRI BRF Animal Facility cash wash areas, under the direction of the Material Handler Support Supervisor.  The person would undertake cage wash, and waste management activities within the TRI-BRF.  The position is also required to undertake material handling procedures in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOP), adherence to regulations and policies and work with in a team environment.

Medical Clearance: Working with laboratory animals is an inherent requirement of the position.  Your appointment is therefore subject to, and conditional upon, satisfactory medical clearance(s), including disclosure of relevant medical history, to undertake such work without unreasonable risk to your health and safety.  In addition, the Employee is required to fully comply with necessary ongoing health monitoring procedures and control measures associated with the position.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in technical or animal care relevant disciplines.  Experience in working within animal facilities central wash areas is desirable. You should also have a high level of organizational skills, and be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience with managing store stock levels.

This person must have excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders and work effectively in a team environment.


This is a full-time, 2 year fixed term appointment at HEW Level 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $52,291.58 - $58,050.18p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $61,181.15- $67,918.71p.a.).

Position Description

501292_3038186_Material Handler PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Rona Barugahare on email  

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