University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Research Co-ordinator


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  • Frazer Institute – The University of Queensland

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues.

  • Partner with people educating future generations & solving the world's problems.

  • Belong to a vibrant community where your work genuinely makes an impact.

  • Based at The Princess Alexandra Hospital 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.

    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 start/finish times, purchased leave.

  • 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

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Senior Research Coordinator provides specialist research/technical subject matter expertise in support of high-quality research outcomes at all stages of the research life cycle.

    The Senior Research Coordinator's dynamic contributions will be instrumental in ensuring the seamless functioning of the laboratory and the successful execution of research initiatives. By actively engaging in diverse facets of laboratory management, research collaboration, safety enhancement, and innovative production processes, the Senior Research Coordinator will make a significant impact on both the laboratory's operations and the broader scientific community.

    The Senior Research Coordinator assumes a pivotal role in facilitating and advancing the research objectives of the laboratory. In addition to the core responsibilities, the Senior Research Coordinator is expected to play an integral role in the development of large-scale production of NK cells.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Laboratory financial oversight: Collaborate with the Laboratory Head to manage and oversee the laboratory's financial budget effectively, procurement coordination, lead the coordination of laboratory supplies procurement.

  • Experiment setup and monitoring, data management and documentation:

  • Research contribution: Actively participate in contributing to research outputs, aiding in data analysis, and supporting the preparation of report, ethics, and compliance:

  • Development of Natural Killer cell production methods and SOPs.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to the 1st September 2024, with possible extension.

    At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871 - $91,158, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $99,300 - $106,655 annually.

    About You

    We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Coordinator to apply their subject matter expertise and advanced knowledge of immunology and laboratory research to the co-ordination of the Translational Innate Immunotherapy Laboratory's research activities.

  • Completion of a relevant degree in science with subsequent experience in coordinating activities or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated research-relevant knowledge and skills with expertise in a wide range of general research techniques, including purchasing, report writing, preparing ethics applications.

  • Significant experience of working in wet-lab laboratory research

  • Detailed knowledge of legislative requirements and operating procedures for major areas of research and scientific safety such as quarantine procedures, good—manufacturing practice, waste disposal, labelling and risk assessment

  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, with an ability to forward plan, prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and work with a high level of adaptability, both independently and as part of a team

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct documentation.

  • The ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a research environment.

  • 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.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor Fernando Guimaraes [email protected]

    For application queries or a full job description, 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:

  • Comprehensive cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section.

  • Resume

  • 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 1st October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-29856). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Monday 9th October 2023

    Job details


    Senior Research Co-ordinator


    University of Queensland




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Biology,Chemistry,Education,Medicine,Physics,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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