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Research Specialist (Multiple Opportunities)

The University of Queensland - St Lucia, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Research Specialist - UQ Protein Expression Facility

The Protein Expression Facility enables researchers to deliver scientific excellence, develops innovative solutions in protein technology for the bioeconomy and fosters the next generation workforce in biomanufacturing. As a global leader positioned for protein research services, technologies and training, PEF offers comprehensive capabilities with four expression platforms (bacteria, yeast, baculovirus/insect cell and mammalian cell). With a track record in cross-sector engagement with researchers in academia, industry and government, PEF designs protein-specific strategies for targeted end-use. With a dynamic team of research specialists, PEF is renowned for its service and teamwork. The highly skilled specialists engage, inform and innovate to enable others to achieve greater impact, and are recipients of multiple awards in service excellence. Building upon a diverse workforce, PEF values creativity and offers a culture that supports personal growth and continuous learning. More information about PEF can be accessed through its website at: http://pef.uq.edu.au.

About This Opportunity

You will provide recombinant protein production research capabilities using a range of expression platforms at the Protein Expression Facility. The capabilities include molecular engineering, protein expression, purification and protein analytics and characterisation. You will establish and develop effective relationships with researchers and be responsible for training and supervising professional staff and students in protein production. For appointment at HEW Level 6 you will lead and expand the capabilities of the facility and manage the day-to-day operations and ongoing projects relating to protein production.

Our Ideal Candidate

You should possess a degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have demonstrated proficiency in recombinant protein production, and in using one or more expression system is essential. Your demonstrated ability in data analysis, record keeping, report writing and presentation of research results make you an ideal candidate for this role. For appointment at HEW 6, applicants should possess a degree in a relevant area with subsequent relevant work experience and have demonstrated ability to design, execute and manage research projects. The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. 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 for 2 years at HEW 5 or 6, appointment level will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

The full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 5 will be in the range $70,796 - $78,852, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,832 - $92,257. The full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 6 will be in the range $80,784 - $86,768, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $94,517 - $103,619.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits. For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Balaji Somasundaram via email b.somasundaram@uq.edu.au

St Lucia, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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