University of Queensland

University of Queensland

FaBA Graphic Designer, Innovation Pathways


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  • Food and Beverage Accelerator Program: Based in Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

  • Graphic Design role with exciting new FaBA Trailblazer Program

  • Collaborate with world class researchers and industry partners

  • Support research innovation with high quality graphic design services

  • Based at UQ's vibrant St Lucia Campus

  • About the Food and Beverage Accelerator

    Australia's Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) is a $160 million initiative to boost growth and innovation in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. Part of the Federal Government's Trailblazer Program, FaBA leverages $50m of government investment with more than $110m from universities and industry. Partners work across four areas: the research programs ‘Innovative Ingredients' and ‘Premium Food and Beverage Products', and the enabling programs ‘Innovation Pathways' and the ‘FaBA Training Centre'.

    A national initiative, FaBA provides F&B manufacturers access to research teams, next generation industry professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and pilot facilities. FaBA is proudly hosted by The University of Queensland, in collaboration with participants QUT, UniSQ and UniQuest.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • The Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) Innovation Pathways

    FaBA's Innovation Pathways has been designed with industry input to address a gap in the provision of dedicated mentoring and services to researchers and businesses to more rapidly progress their technologies and products along the latter part of their commercialisation pathways (TRL4-9). Innovation Pathways will provide researchers and industry participants with tools and partnerships to develop R&D that is customer-focused and market-driven, progressing beyond TRL4 and supporting start-ups to become viable scale-ups and SMEs. Successful scale-ups will be targeted for funding through UQ's Investment Fund.

    Innovation Pathways comprises the following three components:

    The Insights Engine is a comprehensive new service to drive strategic thinking in the development of research priorities and will transform the way research opportunities are identified (industry pull as opposed to research push) and translated.

    The Impact Foundry will enable researchers and industry participants to co-create and deliver market-driven research beyond early-stage discovery. The process will integrate tools, models, frameworks and programs designed by industry/commercialisation experts and take interdisciplinary teams of university researchers, scientists and technicians from partner companies through rapid skills development in key areas that build the first stage of a developmental pathway to market. Formulations can be tested and prototypes developed at bench-scale using the FaBA MakerSpace.

    The Design Accelerator will provide additional support and intelligence for TRL/IRL5-9. Start-ups will be mentored and coached to determine appropriate business models and commercial arrangements for transition to investment through institutions such as UniQuest and other investors.

    About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a well organised and innovative Graphic Designer to support the Innovation Pathways Team which includes an Educational Designer, a Lead Facilitator, a Support Facilitator administrative support and the three Professorial Leads, as well as administrative support and postdoctoral researchers. You will focus on developing visually stimulating learning, communication and some marketing materials for the Innovation pathways suite of learning experiences aimed at academic researchers, participants from small, medium and large businesses and postgraduate students. Materials are for both face to face and online content. You will be based at St Lucia in the QAAFI offices in the Queensland Biosciences Precinct.

    The Innovation Pathways stream of FaBA has professorial leads for each of its three components. You will be reporting to Professor Damian Hine from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) who leads the Impact Foundry and is co-lead for Innovation Pathways.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high quality graphic design services including designing visual learning templates and managing production of a variety of print and digital assets and publications with a particular focus on online and face to face instructional and review materials, a range of digital learning tools and guides, reports, brochures, signage, infographics and related promotional materials.

  • Prepare original and template-based dynamic visualisations to support print publications and/or web/multimedia/digital projects related to the Innovation pathways adult learning experiences. Our target audience includes mainly industry partners from start-ups, SMEs and larger companies, as well as students and academics.

  • Assist academic staff in preparing learning and teaching resources.

  • Work closely and effectively within the Impact Foundry team, the broader Innovation Pathways team and the entire FaBA team.

  • Work across a range of software platforms, including articulating with data visualisation tools such as R and PowerBI.

  • Manage the deployment and timely scheduling of digital multimedia content and assets to suit our target audience.

  • Liaise closely and build positive relationships with stakeholders, communications and engagement teams, printers, external graphic designers, creative agents, etc. to facilitate the efficient production and delivery of high-quality assets

  • Undertake advanced photography and/or video planning, production and editing, and subsequent categorisation, cataloguing and management of image and video content libraries.

  • Source appropriate images for inclusion in marketing collateral and digital content assets

  • Colour correct and manipulate digital images to ensure the production of high quality design resources in electronic or print format

  • Prepare digital print-ready artwork files and liaise with printers to manage entire print process and ensure efficient output.

  • Develop systems and processes for scheduling projects and manage workload with consideration for priority and time constraints

  • Maintain familiarity with and expertise in contemporary and best practice and provide advice accordingly

  • Assume accountability for the final products/assets, ensuring accuracy, fit for purpose and brand integrity

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to January 2027 at HEW 7.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254.55 - $101,680.96, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $109,107.82 - $118,966.72 annually.

    About You
  • A Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design with at least four years of relevant experience;

  • Expertise in the development of multi-media and digital content in an educational setting

  • Demonstrated skills in managing, editing and post-production tasks to prepare digital content for publishing

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of digital media trends or the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge

  • Extensive experience using photo databases and content management systems

  • Experience managing a crew in a production/media environment

  • Applied experience in engagement with external constituents in the community, University stakeholders, production companies and freelance service providers

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, and as part of a team

  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of technical/non-technical audiences

  • 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 Prof Damian Hine – [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

  • Resume

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    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 our 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 17 December at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-19244).

    Please note applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date however interviews may also be scheduled for January 2024.

    Job details


    FaBA Graphic Designer, Innovation Pathways


    University of Queensland




    November 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 17, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Business and Economics

    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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