Research Assistant in Biomedical Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute was established in 2007 as the sixth research institute of The University of Queensland. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, the Institute has almost 300 researchers and students who work closely with clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology and genomic medicine. UQDI is the largest partner in TRI, and is building major programs in Immunology, Cancer and Genomic Medicine research, with a particular focus on research aimed at development of new treatments.  Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

The role

The successful appointee will conduct quality research in the areas of mitotic cell death and chromosome instability, with the aims of understanding the development of cancer and improving cancer therapy. They will be responsible for conducting experimental investigations under the guidance of Professor Paul Clarke and other academic staff from the group. The role will also provide technical assistance to students and staff.

The person

Applicants should hold a BSc (Hons) or equivalent in biological or biomedical sciences, with at least two years of practical laboratory experience including sterile tissue culture, western blotting, plasmid preparation, lentiviral production, molecular cloning, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Candidates should also have a strong work ethic, demonstrated ability to plan and conduct experiments, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, strong statistical and analytic skills, accurate record-keeping and the capacity to work independently and in a team.

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; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months 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 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822.27- $ 93,558.47p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Paul Clarke  via email

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