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Aquatic Research Technical Officer

Apply now Job No:509337
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 04 ($62,342.01 - $66,291.94)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Brisbane

UQ Biological Resources

The University of Queensland Biological Resources Unit (UQBR) manages the laboratory animal production and research facilities for the University of Queensland.

The role of UQBR is to provide UQ with world class Animal Research services within a best practice ethical framework.

We are currently advertising for an Aquatic Research Technical Officer (HEW 4) within UQ Biological Resources Aquatic facilities based at St Lucia Campus, in Brisbane

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this role is to provide high quality research and husbandry skills and be actively involved in research projects using aquatic species.  The appointee will actively support the daily operational requirements associated with maintaining multiple recirculating aquarium systems, ensuring both optimal animal health and productivity is sustained. 

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

The appointee must possess significant practical experience in the operational aspects of Recirculating Aquarium Systems (RAS) Aquaculture and/or considerable experience in producing and using animals in the research environment.  The appointee should possess qualifications in a relevant discipline. With a strong desire to develop and apply general research skills, methodological approaches, writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams would be well regarded.

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

Medical Clearance: Working with laboratory animals is an inherent requirement of the position.  Your appointment is therefore subject to, and conditional upon, satisfactory medical clearance(s), including disclosure of relevant medical history, to undertake such work without unreasonable risk to your health and safety.  In addition, the Employee is required to fully comply with necessary ongoing health monitoring procedures and control measures associated with the position.

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, 3 year fixed term position at HEW 4.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $64,142 - $68,091, plus super of up to 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, 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

Download File 509337_Aquatic Research Technical Officer PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Gillian Lawrence on email  

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following separate documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Address key Selection Criteria

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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