Central Sterilising Facility Assistant

Brisbane, Australia
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a leading global life sciences research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB was established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia.

The Institute is home to more than 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from more than 40 countries who work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation, superbug infection, cardiovascular disease, environmental research, drug discovery and development, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and reproductive health. Our mission is to drive the bioeconomy and create better health; our vision is to be a life sciences institute with global impact.

By investigating how we grow and develop at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels, IMB researchers can better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. The institute also has the technical capacity to translate its new knowledge into drugs, diagnostics and technologies to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease; and pursue opportunities in a range of biotechnology applications for health, industry and the environment.

IMB’s research outcomes are protected and commercialised by UQ-owned technology transfer group UniQuest. 

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au.

The Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) is a national research and development initiative at the University of Queensland.  The QBP incorporates the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and divisions of CSIRO.

The QBP is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of approximately 650 research scientists and students working in research divisions encompassing genomics and bioinformatics, genetics and developmental biology, cell biology, structural biology and biological chemistry and molecular design.

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the cleaning of plastic and glassware, sterilising of experimental materials and biological waste, the removal of pathological waste and the production of bulk UHP water, PBS, standing buffers and broth according to standard protocols.

The person

Applicants should have completed Year 12 or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Certificate III in Sterilisation Technology (TAFE Qld) or interstate equivalent would be an advantage but is not essential. Experience in servicing biological research laboratories and with the handling and treatment of pathological or PC2 waste is desirable. Attention to detail and the capacity to meet deadlines and to follow tasks through to completion are essential.

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 (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

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

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


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 2 for 3 years. The remuneration package will be in the range $49,973 – $51,258 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $54,720- $56,128 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Mr Chris Barnett on +61 7 3346 2200 or c.barnett@uq.edu.au 

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