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Science Education & Community Liaison Officer


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Apply nowJob No:513059
Area:Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 07 ($88,763.14 - $96,783.71)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

IMB is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe to drive discovery harnessing Australia’s unique biodiversity for human and environmental health. 

Formed in 2000 as an initiative of The University of Queensland, State and Federal Governments and private philanthropy, IMB is one of the largest life sciences institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. It has capitalised on one of the greatest periods of discovery in history – the genetic and molecular basis of life and its diversity.

About This Opportunity

As the Science Education & Community Liaison Officer, you will be charged with inspiring the broad community’s interest and understanding of the value of research being pursued at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australia’s leading life science research institute. Your role will be integral to delivering the Institute’s citizen science and broad community engagement priorities through project management of events, promotions and communications (including digital) associated with external science engagement activities. You will also act as the primary point of contact for the Soils for Science and Science Ambassador programs.

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.

Our Ideal Candidate

With prior demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of engagement programs and a capacity to deliver quantifiable results, you should ideally possess a degree with at least four (4) years subsequent relevant experience in public engagement or other relevant disciplines. Essential to the role will be your outstanding verbal communication and presentation capabilities, in addition to your strong interpersonal skills and a tenacious ability to handle situations that require initiative, strong time management and independent judgement. 

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

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 full-time, fixed term position up to 3 years at Professional Level 07.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $88,763.14 - $96,783.71, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $103,852.88 - $113,236.94.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, 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

 513059_Science Education Community Liaison Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Kamyra Laurenson, Director of Advancement (IMB).

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

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

St Lucia, QLD

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