First listed on: 06 August 2019

Senior Research Technician 

The School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and is one of the largest and most successful of its type in Australia, with 49 full-time academic staff, and over 200 enrolled PhD students. The School has broad expertise across ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, paleobiology, developmental biology, behaviour, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology.

About This Opportunity

The successful appointee will be contributing to an ARC-funded project—Transcending language barriers to environmental sciences—through a key role in communicating with existing collaborators across the globe for data collection, disseminating the project for further recruiting collaborators, preparing relevant data for ongoing analysis, and carrying out other administrative tasks.

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

Applicants should possess qualifications in a relevant discipline. You should also have sound understanding of biodiversity conservation, experience in the use of basic computer applications, excellent communication skills, the capacity to work with a wide range of collaborators, often internationally, and willingness and an ability to offer administrative support for the efficient running of the project.

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

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed term position until 31st March 2023 at HEW Level 5.  The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506, plus super of up to17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,101 - $88,342.

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.

Position Description  

508071 Senior Research Technician PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Tatsuya Amano at

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume
  • Selection Criteria Responses

Applications Close

27th August 2019, 11:55pm (AEST)


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