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Floor Manager (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:511742
Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

About This Opportunity

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is currently seeking an experienced Floor Manager to join their team.

Primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the shared facilities and research equipment, the Floor Manager plays a significant role in implementing policies and operational procedures related to all areas of research activity.

In collaboration with other AIBN Floor Managers to coordinate activities and support throughout AIBN’s research facilities, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of central AIBN laboratory equipment, including scheduling, supply of consumables, correct use of instrumentation, training, servicing and testing regimes
  • Act as liaison between the research staff and the Institute’s Infrastructure Manager and the OHS Manager, including providing after-hours contact
  • Facilitate and record the movement of research equipment within the AIBN
  • Occupational Health and Safety duties including assisting research staff undertaking risk assessments, acting as Floor Fire Warden and First Aid Officer and monitoring OHS requirements as required

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in a related field of chemistry, biology or biochemical engineering; OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A broad technical knowledge of scientific instrumentation and research environments
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology, Chemistry or Engineering with relevant experience in biology or a chemistry research environment or related fields
  • An ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, including research staff and students
  • An ability to work in an efficient and well-organised manner, exercise independent judgement, meet deadlines, follow tasks through to completion and undertake complex problem solving

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

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 until 31 December 2021 at HEW level 6 or 7

The 2021 full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 6 will be in the range $80,763 - $99,913 plus super of up to 17%. The total available package will be in the range $103,852 - $116,898.

The 2021 full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 7 will be in the range $87,022 -$94,855 plus super of up to 17%. The total available package will be in the range $104,541 -$113,987

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), 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 509571_Floor Manager_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Luke Matthew 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 UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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