First listed on: 04 May 2020

Research Assistant 


Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

AIBN is an integrated multi-disciplinary research institute bringing together the skills of world-class researchers in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.

AIBN seeks to deliver innovative solutions to society's problems through sustainable materials, healthy living and translational success. Our research is underpinned by AIBN's Five Pillars of Research, which cover stem cell ageing and regenerative engineering, precision nanomedicine, advanced materials, agriculture nanotechnology and advanced biomanufacturing. These pillars focus AIBN's research efforts on developing new products, processes and devices for improving human health, the environment and quality of life. In this way, the Institute goes beyond basic research to promote and develop the growth of innovative industries, which will benefit Queensland and Australian economies.

About This Opportunity

Provide research support and work collaboratively on a range of proteomics projects to Dr Marcellin Saldana and Dr Talbo in AIBN. Your duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • prepare, maintain and update research methods for LCMS
  • ensure quality scientific data is generated for analysis
  • search, review and report on emerging literature relating to developments in proteomics
  • support conduct of research and provide detailed documentation of experiments undertaken and results

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

Completion of an undergraduate degree in Science; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience combined with experience in mass spectrometry platforms (LC/MS) and related data processing software, are essential to the role. A demonstrated understanding of proteomics techniques and experience in LCMS orbitraps will be integral to success in the role. Ideally you will possess sound organisational and problem-solving skills and an ability to prioritise your workload, work independently and meet deadlines.

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

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 full-time, fixed term position for 12 months at HEW level 6.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $79,200.25 - $85,067.08, plus super of up to 17%. 

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, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 510014_Research Assistant_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Marcellin Saldana at  

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Thursday 28 May 2020 at 11:00pm AEST

UQ Jobs Reference: 510014


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