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Research Assistant

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Area:Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 05 ($64,597.80 - $72,348.94)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia


Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

The Institute’s 500 scientists, support staff and postgraduate students from more than 40 countries are working to improve quality of life for all. IMB has three major divisions and four research centres. IMB’s multidisciplinary research programs focus on advancing medical genomics, drug discovery and biotechnology. By investigating the basis of growth and development at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ level, our researchers aim to better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. They also work to translate these findings into diagnostics; technologies and therapeutics to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease, and deliver a sustainable future for Australia through initiatives such as clean energy and new agricultural compounds.

IMB is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including mouse and zebrafish facilities, advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which support the Institute’s leading life sciences research. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

The role

The role will assist postdoctoral fellows working on advancing the in vitro sense codon reassignment technology developed in the Alexandrov’s group (for reference see: The current project is a collaboration with an industry partner wishing to apply the developed technology to the discovery and development of the bioactive peptides and proteins.

The person

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor degree with Honours in either Biochemistry; Molecular biology; or Chemistry. They will have experience in working in a laboratory with active protein or molecular biology research program, as well as being able to conduct laboratory work including the ability to review work practices and update procedures and processes. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and prioritise their own work. 


This is a part time (0.5FTE), fixed term appointment for 13 December 2018 at HEW Level 5.  The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $70,734 - $79,222 p.a). 

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Professor Kirill Alexandrov at 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter and Resume. Please note, no responses to selection criteria is required.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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