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Facility and Infrastructure Coordinator (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

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Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($74,207.07 - $79,964.50)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (Internal Applicants Only)

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a unique research institute in Australia – a jointly funded initiative of UQ and Agri-Science Queensland and Biosecurity Queensland, part of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). QAAFI conducts research and development to benefit the food and fibre sector both nationally and internationally.

The Institute's strengths are reflected in its three research centres – the Centre for Plant Science, the Centre for Animal Scienceand the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.  QAAFI brings together scientists from UQ and DAF to conduct high-end science that delivers higher impact outcomes for industry and the community.

QAAFI offers postgraduate programs in the disciplines of Plant, Animal and Food sciences internally and externally and provides professional training to both Australian and international students.

The role

To effectively manage and coordinate compliance with the DAF Research Facility Access Master Deed.  Primary responsibilities include facilitating the relationship between QAAFI and DAF regarding the use of DAF facilities by QAAFI personnel, supporting QAAFI personnel within DAF facilities to ensure they have access to UQ infrastructure and systems and completing "facility readiness" inspections and resolving issues with local DAF Facility Managers.  Coordinating facilities requirements within UQ facilities including managing building access, maintenance and staff movements.

The role will be based across multiple UQ and DAF facilities within Brisbane.  Regular travel will also be required to facilities located in such areas as Toowoomba, Warwick, Maroochydore, Kingaroy and Rockhampton.

The person

The person shall have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage effectively, in writing and in person, with internal and external stakeholders and across all levels of an organisation.  Their experience will encompass facility management across varied research facilities ranging from laboratory environments (PC2 and QC2) to field based research facilities (plant and animal).  They will be able to operate autonomously within established frameworks and guidelines while prioritising competing work demands and meeting deadlines. You will be proficient using computer software packages, and attention to detail, as well as maintain a level of confidentiality.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, 3 year fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,557.88 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD_Facility and Infrastructure Coordinator_HEW 6_3037330.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Libby Humphries on 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Application Closing Date

Wednesday 29 March 2017 11:55pm E.Australian Standard Time

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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