University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Casual Associate Research Assistant Everick - Identified (s25)



  • School of Social Science

  • Six casual positions available

  • Identified (s25): Positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples only

  • Be part of an organisation with meaningful purpose and impact

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    About This Opportunity

    The Everick Indigenous Associate Research Assistant scheme supports the development of research skills through participation of appointees in research projects across the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage and related areas of inquiry (e.g. anthropology, earth science, architecture, environmental management, history and geography). Training and mentorship will provide Associate Research Assistants with opportunities to develop new research career pathways.

    The successful candidates will work with UQ researchers in the School of Social Science and projects may involve joint supervision with Social Science staff and researchers from other UQ Schools, Centres, Institutes, Museums and external research partners. Information about available projects can be found on the Everick Associate Research Assistant Opportunities website.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with the collection of data or samples.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date research records.

  • Prepare text, graphs and figures for research reports.

  • Actively participate in research group meetings with supervisor.

  • Participate in presentation of research findings to UQ's research community in a research showcase.

  • Provide reflections to researchers on your experience.

  • There are six (6) casual positions available at HEW level 3, with an hourly rate in the range of $42.09 to $46.33, plus superannuation of 11%. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year. This role offers flexible working arrangements and hours may vary from week to week.

    About You

    The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act


    The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    The successful candidates will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

  • Completion of a Year Twelve or Diploma qualification, or a Certificate IV with relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • You are either a current student or prospective student at the University of Queensland (UQ).

  • Foundational knowledge of a discipline relevant to the research project.

  • Sound inter-personal and communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

  • Self-motivated and ability to prioritise workload to meet research deadlines.

  • A commitment to excellence, are conscientious with a high level of accuracy in work outputs.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrew Fairbairn, School of Social Science via email [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-33317).

    Job details


    Casual Associate Research Assistant Everick - Identified (s25)


    University of Queensland




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type



    Anthropology,Geosciences,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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