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Research Project Coordinator – Motor Neurone Disease

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($77,400.25 - $83,267.08)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston

UQ Centre of Clinical Research

The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQ CCR) is a $70 million purpose-built facility sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies, the Queensland Government (Smart State funding) and UQ. The building, completed in early 2008, is located at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital site at Herston, Brisbane. The RBWH is the largest V6.6 September 2019 teaching hospital in Australia and the site also houses a basic medical research institute (QIMR), and a significant Faculty of Medicine presence, including the Schools of Public Health. The UQCCR has capacity for 320 staff with affiliation guided by research strengths, assessed by defined research quality indicators.

UQCCR’s mission is to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations based on rigorous, high quality clinical research. This is achieved by facilitating research and training, influencing patient care, and providing the translational linkages between basic and applied scientific research, the patient, and health outcomes. The current research themes are: Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health; Infection and Immunity; Brain and Mental Health; and Cancer.

UQCCR is a University-level research Centre reporting to the Research Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. The centre’s postgraduate students are enrolled through partnering Schools.

About This Opportunity

Opportunity to coordinate and manage work associated with a key research project on the investigation of biomarkers for tracking the progression of pathophysiology in patients with Motor Neurone Disease.

This is a diverse role, with key duties including recruitment of participants, coordination of collection of physiological and biological samples and monitoring, carrying-out moderately complex research assignments and tracking study progress, and assisting in study implementation. The successful appointee will support the quantitative aspect of the project and will require excellent collaborative and communication skills to work with a range of stakeholders including health care providers, research participants, and other personnel within and outside of UQ CCR.  

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking candidates with a graduate degree in Biological Sciences and a background in research within a healthcare/clinical setting.  You will have experience in managing human clinical trials, have excellent data collection skills and an understanding of ethical and governance requirements to manage human research projects under Australian guidelines.  

To be successful in the role you will be experienced in working in a multidisciplinary research team, have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate with research participants and clinical staff, and display personal qualities of openness, respectfulness and integrity. 

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 two years at HEW level 6. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,400 - $83,267, plus super of up to 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

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

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Frederik Steyn via email:

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
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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