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Research Assistant

Advertiser: The University of Queensland4 out of 54.0 overall rating (223 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Jun 2019
Location
Brisbane
Salary
$67,608 - $75,506 + super + leave loading
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Research Assistant

Job number 507809

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute 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 (www.qbi.uq.edu.au) is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

Clem Jones Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CJCADR)

In 2011 the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) established the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), focusing on understanding pathogenic mechanisms at a molecular and cellular level and using this insight to develop therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of ageing dementia as well as better diagnostic tools.

About This Opportunity

A new opportunity exists to be involved in the generation and characterisation of novel in vivo and in vitro models for neurodegenerative disease, as well as basic mechanisms of brain function. You will use molecular, biochemical and microscopy techniques and will have an active role in designing experiments, optimisation of techniques and the analysis of data, as well as critical discussion and presentation of the data.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in the area of biomedical science or neuroscience;
  • Experience with mouse handling/surgery and manipulation procedures;
  • Expertise in performing three or more of the following techniques:
    • Histology and immunohistochemistry;
    • Microscopy and image analysis;
    • Cell culture, transfection and genetic manipulation of cells;
    • Dissection of brains and primary cultures;
    • Western blots and protein quantification;

In addition to the above, you will be be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, evidence of good record keeping and reporting skills, the ability to work collaborative, the ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines, and a willingness to learn new techniques and scientific methods.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity. 

Working with laboratory animals is an inherent requirement of this position. Appointment may therefore be conditional to satisfactory medical clearance(s) (including disclosure of relevant medical history) to undertake such work without unreasonable risk to your health and to fully comply with necessary ongoing health monitoring procedures and control measures associated with the position. In addition, appointment may be conditional to animal ethics clearance.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (22 hours per week), fixed term position for 6 months at HEW level 5. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 507809_Research Assistant_PD.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Tishila Palliyaguru.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close 2 July 2019 at 11.55PM AEST.

Job number 507809

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute 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 (www.qbi.uq.edu.au) is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

Clem Jones Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CJCADR)

In 2011 the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) established the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), focusing on understanding pathogenic mechanisms at a molecular and cellular level and using this insight to develop therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of ageing dementia as well as better diagnostic tools.

About This Opportunity

A new opportunity exists to be involved in the generation and characterisation of novel in vivo and in vitro models for neurodegenerative disease, as well as basic mechanisms of brain function. You will use molecular, biochemical and microscopy techniques and will have an active role in designing experiments, optimisation of techniques and the analysis of data, as well as critical discussion and presentation of the data.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in the area of biomedical science or neuroscience;
  • Experience with mouse handling/surgery and manipulation procedures;
  • Expertise in performing three or more of the following techniques:
    • Histology and immunohistochemistry;
    • Microscopy and image analysis;
    • Cell culture, transfection and genetic manipulation of cells;
    • Dissection of brains and primary cultures;
    • Western blots and protein quantification;

In addition to the above, you will be be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, evidence of good record keeping and reporting skills, the ability to work collaborative, the ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines, and a willingness to learn new techniques and scientific methods.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity. 

Working with laboratory animals is an inherent requirement of this position. Appointment may therefore be conditional to satisfactory medical clearance(s) (including disclosure of relevant medical history) to undertake such work without unreasonable risk to your health and to fully comply with necessary ongoing health monitoring procedures and control measures associated with the position. In addition, appointment may be conditional to animal ethics clearance.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (22 hours per week), fixed term position for 6 months at HEW level 5. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 507809_Research Assistant_PD.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Tishila Palliyaguru.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close 2 July 2019 at 11.55PM AEST.

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