Systems Developer, Database Applications

Brisbane, Australia
13 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a leading global life sciences research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB was established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia.

The Institute is home to more than 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from more than 40 countries who work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation, superbug infection, cardiovascular disease, environmental research, drug discovery and development, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and reproductive health. Our mission is to drive the bioeconomy and create better health; our vision is to be a life sciences institute with global impact.

By investigating how we grow and develop at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels, IMB researchers can better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. The institute also has the technical capacity to translate its new knowledge into drugs, diagnostics and technologies to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease; and pursue opportunities in a range of biotechnology applications for health, industry and the environment.

IMB’s research outcomes are protected and commercialised by UQ-owned technology transfer group UniQuest.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

The role

The primary function of this position is to undertake process analysis to develop, implement and support the Complex Traits Laboratory Drupal Platform.  This position will involve  working with research, clinical and laboratory teams to develop technology–centric information systems for specific research tasks.

The person

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge and experience in Drupal 7 Back End (module development) and have skills and experience in analysis, technical solution design and developing multi-user interfaces and applications.

You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with people requiring specific software and different levels of support. Writing of clear and precise user and technical specifications will also be required.

You must also be self-motivated and able to work to objectives and production timelines with limited guidance — either alone or as a member of a small team.  Must be professional in approach to work, and have a demonstrable level of integrity and trust.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position for up to 6 months; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $ 74,207.07- $ 79,964.50p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%  (total package will be in the range $81,256.74 - $87,561.12 p.a.)

Position Description

PD - Systems Developer– Database Applications.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Anjali Henders on +61 7 334 66474 or

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.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Application closing date

27 November 2017 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

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