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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no:506859
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 05 ($66,347.80 - $74,098.94)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE)

ACE is a dynamic and exciting research environment that brings together leading researchers in molecular microbial ecology, evolution and bioinformatics. ACE is located within the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland and features modern laboratories with in-house sequencing capacity and high performance computing. See also: ACE Website and SCMB Website.

The role

The successful applicant will be part of a team supporting the sequencing activities in the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics. This role incorporates the laboratory processing of customer samples ready for next-generation sequencing, as well as basic data QC and processing, client liaison, report preparation and invoicing.

The person

Applicants should possess a BSc (Hons) degree, majoring in microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology, or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training. Candidates with experience in next generation sequencing and related library preparations, DNA extraction and data processing are preferred. The candidate should be enthusiastic about learning new techniques and work both independently and in a team environment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University‚Äôs Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,347.80 - $74,098.94 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $72,650.84 - $81,138.33 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Isabelle Krippner 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.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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