Museum Curator

Brisbane, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of Queensland School of Biomedical Sciences is a distinguished centre for teaching and research in the academic disciplines of Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology. The School has more than 40 full-time research and teaching staff and is one of the largest Schools of its type in Australia. It has links to other prestigious research centres on the St Lucia campus including the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), the Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Our diverse research provides an exciting environment for national and international research fellows and higher degree students. It is concerned with advancing the understanding of how cellular mechanisms contribute to the function of the human body in health and disease.  Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at

In addition to its graduate research programs, the School teaches undergraduate students in Science, Medicine, and Health Sciences.

The role

The Museum Curator is responsible for the day-to-day running and strategic direction of the Integrative Pathology Learning Centre (IPLC) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston.  The Centre houses one of the most comprehensive collection of pathology specimens in Australia and plays an integral role in the education of medical students at UQ, students from other disciplines, and health care professionals.  The role directly manages the collection, supports teaching in pathology, plans and hosts tours and exhibitions, and participates in community outreach. 

This appointment is to the University and you may be required to undertake duties at any of the University’s campuses or locations. The University may designate a different campus or location for your position during your appointment.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant field and at least three (3) year's subsequent relevant experience in managing a museum collection including development of plans for the collection, use of multimedia and audio visual platforms for running exhibitions and electronic database management.

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 Lou Betts


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a. full-time equivalent).

Position Description

Download File 3021282_PD Museum Curator_SBMS.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Tim Forrest

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