Scientific Officer, The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Brisbane, Australia
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. Information about the School and research interests of academic staff may be found on the web site

The role

The successful appointee will run the microbiology Media Section that supports the undergraduate and postgraduate coursework laboratory programs in the School. Emphasis will be on practical classes for microbiology and molecular biology, including preparation and supply of microbiological media, sterile solutions and related materials for teaching.

The person

Applicants should possess an Honours degree in Microbiology combined with subsequent experience. You should have knowledge of sterilization/autoclaving principles and experience in the general operation of autoclaves, strong knowledge of the major areas of laboratory safety, and a high level of scientific accuracy. In addition you will posses excellent time management skills, be adaptable, cooperative and well-organised, and be customer service focused.

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.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD HEW 5 Scientific Officer Media Section 2018.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Sue Bennett on +61 7 3365 3099 or

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