Demonstrator/Tutor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Brisbane, Australia
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) is one of the largest and most successful schools in the Faculty of Science, with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research that encompasses the disciplines of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. The School is home to more than 60 continuing academic staff, around 100 research staff, 24 administrative officers, 28 technical staff, 250 postgraduate coursework students and 200 higher degree by research students. The School also hosts a number of research centres, including the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics Research and the Centre for Metals in Biology.

The role

The positions will facilitiate practical classes, workshops or other small group contact sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics.  Hours will vary according to the class timetable.  Classes typically run 9:50am-12:50pm and 1:50- 4:50pm on some or all of the weeks between 19 Feb and 1 June.  A commitment for the whole of the semester is required.  Some training is provided.   

The person

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree majoring in the discipline they seek to demonstrate.  Applicants will also have either relatively recent experience with the course material or a demonstrated capacity to become familiar with the material within a short period of time. Applicants may be studying at Honours or postgraduate level at The University of Queensland or another university, or be working as a Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Fellow.  Applicants may have taught in their field at a significant level in the past and are looking to return to the workforce.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


These are casual positions at an hourly rate of $43.71 per hour ($52.27 for PhD- qualified) (2017 casual pay rates).

Additional Information

The selection process involves assessment of your application and an interview which includes a technical skills analysis.

The courses in which we have positions are listed here with day, time and weeks, and a short description.

More details about each course can be found at and at


Expressions of interest should be made using the form at the following link (open in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari – Internet Explorer will not work):

In addition, please submit your academic transcript and resume with the words “Tutor Application” in the email “subject” to

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for these positions.

Applications close Sunday 10 December 2017.