Research Assistant in Health

Brisbane, Australia
13 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.

We aim to

  1. Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and
  2. Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.

Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

The role

The primary purpose of this position is to undertake research as part of the Epidemiology Group, based at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research at Wacol. The role will involve producing deliverables for a range of systematic reviews on common mental health disorders using data from all over the world. The project is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Queensland, and NB-COMO project (Niels Bohr Professorship) of the Danish National Research Foundation, for which the Group is responsible for all estimates relating to mental health disorders.

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in health, social or behavioural sciences or a related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You should also have demonstrated knowledge of research codes of practice and the ability to apply ethical guidelines in research behaviour.  

The successful candidate will have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in a scientific environment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail,and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. The ideal candidate will be familiar with quantitative research methods used in public health or social science research; and conducting systematic reviews of an assigned topic.

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.


Two full-time, fixed term appointments until 31 December 2018 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 9.5% (total package will be in the range $70,733 - $79,221 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504910_Position Description_Research Assistants.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Sukanta Saha on

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.