Research Assistant, Cell Culture

Brisbane, Australia
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 role

The successful appointee will conduct protein production using insect and mammalian cell expression systems at the UQ Protein Expression Facility. You will establish and develop effective relationships with facility users and be responsible for training and supervising professional staff and students in animal cell culture. For appointment at HEW Level 6, you will lead and expand the capabilities of the facility in the area of animal cell culture and manage the day-to-day operations and ongoing projects relating to protein production using insect cell and mammalian cell systems.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have demonstrated proficiency in recombinant protein production, particularly in baculovirus-insect and/or mammalian cell expression systems. Your demonstrated ability in data analysis, record keeping, report writing and presentation of research results make you an ideal candidate for this role. For appointment at HEW 6, applicants should posess a degree in a relevant area with subsequent relevant work experience and have demonstrated ability to design, execute and manage research projects in animal cell culture.

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 role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 5 or 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a. (Level 5) or $74,207 - $79,964 p.a. (Level 6), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. Total package will be in the range $75,579 – $84,648 p.a. (Level 5) or $86,822 – $93,558 p.a. (Level 6). Appointment level will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

Position Description

Download File 3040176_Research_Assistant.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Linda Lua via email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Resume (2-3 pages)
  • Selection Criteria (1-2 pages)

For information on completing the application process click here.

Important: please do not send your application directly to the email listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement. Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

Job Applicants must have valid work rights

Interviews for this role will take place from 5 to 9 January 2018

Advertising Closing Date

Sunday 31 December 2017 at 11:55pm E. Australia Standard time

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