Research Assistant, Grade 2

Brisbane, Australia
25 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University, our mission, our people, our approach and practices are nothing short of remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) was established in 2009 with core capabilities in microtechnology, nanotechnology and micro/nanosystems. The expertise is in the fundamental theory of materials, materials development, microelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics. The research activities span across the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, applied mathematics and engineering.

The opportunity

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to work within Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) at Griffith University on a novel polymeric 3D printing technology. The position is co-sponsored by an industry partner, working on cutting-edge polymer-based 3D printing technologies that may have large-scale commercialisation potential. The funding initially supports a full-time research assistant position for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extension.

This is a fixed term (12 months), full time position based at the Nathan Campus

About you

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree with Honours, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience, along with laboratory and/or fieldwork experience. The appointee will have the ability to carry out specified research tasks accurately with strong attention to detail and meet deadlines. Demonstrated high level communication, organisation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, are essential. Experience in polymer synthesis and characterisation, surface chemistry and modification would be highly desirable.

Salary range

Research Assistant Grade 2: $68,715 - $72,344 per annum plus superannuation.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Qin Li at or on +61 (0) 7 3735 7514.

For application queries, please contact HR Officer, Ms Kaitlin Reents on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614

Closing date: Friday 20 July 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.