Administrative Assistant

Brisbane, Australia
09 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences teaches and researches in the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Parasitology. The common thread in the School’s discipline mix is the capacity of molecular-based approaches to create understanding and to lead to discovery.

Situated in the Faculty of Science, the School is one of the largest and most-complex in the University with nearly 200 full-time equivalent staff, an annual budget of $37M, a full-time equivalent student load of more than 1,570 (~26% international), and extensive laboratory facilities, scientific equipment holdings and a workshop. It spans two buildings on the St Lucia campus has links to a number of the University’s research institutes. It administers several majors in the BSc and BAdvSc, along with the BBiotech(Hons) and three postgraduate coursework programs.

The role

This position provides administrative support to members of the School, particularly in support of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. It provides the first-point-of-contact for general enquiries (in-person, telephone and email), and therefore has a strong customer-service focus.

The successful appointee will undertake a wide range of tasks including reception, enquiries, the collection and distribution of assessment items, room bookings, data entry, semester preparation, assistance with exams and results, and general day to day administration tasks. This position is a part-time opportunity at 70% appointment and requires the person to be working 5 days per week, preferably between the hours of 9:30am – 2:30pm.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

The person

Applicants should possess post-secondary qualifications, or an equivalent combination of education, relevant experience and training. You should have experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications, good organisational skills, the ability to prioritise competing work demands and be able to liaise effectively and relate well to a wide range of people.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment until 10 Aug 2018 at HEW Level 4. The full-time equivalent remuneration package will be in the range $59,429 - $63,305 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total full-time equivalent package will be in the range $69,532 - $74,067 p.a.).

Position Description

Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Tammie Fair on +61 7 3365 7976 or

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