Research Assistant, School Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Academic Division Job in Brisbane QLD at Queensland University of Technology –
collaboration with a successful research team
that has a proven track record in high quality
research outcomes. The successful candidate
will have a clear undertaking in research;
assisting in the development of research
projects; collaboration in and between
research teams; analysis and preparation of
data for journal articles and reports, reviews
and method protocols.
This position reports to Dr Jatin Patel, National
Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, who
is a Group Leader within the Cancer & Ageing
Research Program. The position will report to
Dr Patel for supervision, workload
management and for monthly Performance &
Budget Planning and Annual Review (PPR).
The person will also work closely with the
CARP Scientific Director, Prof Derek Richard,
as well as other Group Leaders within CARP.
Key responsibilities include:
- Plan and conduct laboratory experiments,
including in vitro human stem cell cultures
and handling in vivo animal models, in
consultation with the Group Leader and
analyse data for high quality outcomes.
- Conduct continuous high quality research
suitable for publication.
- Ensuring compliance with OGTR, health
and safety policies, procedures, hazard
reporting and safe work practices.
- Perform analysis of data in statistical and
graphics programmes, maintain accurate,
current research records.
- Contribute to annual publications of
research outputs in top quartile journals.
- Present data at group lab meetings
- Collaborate with other researchers and
work on related research projects as
directed by the group leader.
- Obtain any additional required training to
carry out the tasks required.
- Contribute to the management of the
laboratory on a day-to-day basis.
- Contribute to the achievement of a positive
and effective team environment.
- Implementing and administering University
policy within the Faculty with respect to
equitable access to education and
workplace health and safety.
To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:
- perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
- participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
Type of appointment
This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis for 12 months.
Translational Research Institute (TRI),
1. Completion of Bachelor (Honours) degree
with prime focus on cell and molecular
biology or related discipline.
2. Clear understanding of high level
laboratory safety and demonstrated ability
to work independently in a PC2
environment with minimal / no supervision,
as well as collaboratively and productively
within research & professional teams.
3. Proficient in maintenance of cells & tissue
culture skills, running of in vitro assays,
microscopy, flow cytometry as well as
various molecular and cell biology
4. In vivo skillsets and ex vivo culture of
tissue skills are preferable.
5. Demonstrated record of contribution to
high quality publications in peer-reviewed
Remuneration and Benefits
The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 5 (HEW5) which has
an annual remuneration range of $79,654 to
$89,842 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $67,883 to $76,566 pa and
In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.
The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.
QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:
- Reduced working year scheme
- Parental leave provisions
- Study support encompassing leave and
- Comprehensive professional development
- Salary Packaging
Further benefits can be found at the Life at
Information for applicants
The position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of the fixed-term
appointment. Former QUT staff members who
were employed at 23 April 2020 are also
eligible to apply for this position. Please
indicate your eligibility within the application
questions. In support of our strategic priority of
Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal
Australians and Torres Strait Islander people
who are not QUT staff are also eligible and
encouraged to apply. Please note that current
staff wishing to be considered for secondment
to this position must seek prior approval from
their supervisor before submitting an
For further information about the position,
please contact Dr Jatin Patel, Senior Research
Fellow on [email protected], or for further
information about working at QUT contact
Human Resources on (07) 3138 5000.
Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or
How to Apply
For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference
When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection
Applications close 27 July 2021
About the Company
Company: Queensland University of Technology –
Company Location: Brisbane QLD