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Senior Research Technician (3D Bioprinting)

University of Queensland

This position is located at our Herston Campus, UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.  Sharing premises with royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical research Institute, the campus houses a vibrant clinical and research community that delivers innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Conveniently located just minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, there is access to multiple public transport connections, onsite parking and cycling facilities.

Working under supervision of the Chief Investigators, the Senior Research Technician provides research, administration and coordination support to a project funded by Colgate to develop a 3D bio-printed model of oral mucosa, administered at the School of Dentistry.

The incumbent of this position will work as part of a research team in a support role. Duties will include providing high-level administrative support to the Chief Investigators, assisting with project coordination, conducting literature searches, and undertaking data collection. A full list of the duties can be found in the Position Description section below.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the position, you will have completed a relevant degree without relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and / or education / training. You will have experience and / or knowledge of cell biology laboratory skills, including cell culture, Flow Cytometry analysis, routine molecular biology, and 3D bioprinting. You can demonstrate proficiency in carrying out literature searches and synthesizing the evidence obtained. You have experience with statistical analysis and data management. Strong organizational and excellent communication skills are imperative.

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 unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

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

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What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term (18-month) position at Professional HEW Level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.75 – $78,852.96, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.81 – $92,257.96.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, recreation leave loading, 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 PD_Senior Research Technican – Dentistry (Colgate 3D)_516192.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Saso Ivanovski Head of School, School of Dentistry.

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
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

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.

Advertised: 16 Sep 2021
Applications close: 14 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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