Research Assistant



The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, UQDI has more than 300 researchers, clinical academics and students who work closely with hospital clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology, genomics and other areas of translational medicine.

UQDI has particular research strengths in skin cancer, cancer cell biology, cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development and nanotechnology, autoimmunity and the genetic basis of disease. UQDI has a mission of translating discoveries into better treatments and has a strong record of achievement, most notably in the development of cancer therapies: research at UQDI by Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS led to the development of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. UQDI is the largest partner in the TRI, which is an extremely well-equipped translational biomedical research institute, with outstanding laboratories and core facilities for tissue imaging, microscopy, flow-cytometry, proteomics and in vivo models of disease.

Its close affiliation with clinical units at Princess Alexandra Hospital provides UQDI with a significant strategic advantage in near-patient, translational research. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at at http://www.di. .

About this Opportunity This is an opportunity to work with a great team to contribute and conduct quality research into the association between bacterial and viral infections and skin cancer development, using a variety of molecular, cellular and immunological approaches. The successful appointee will work under the supervision of Professor Ian Frazer and will also be expected to assist higher degree students. Our Ideal Candidate We are seeking candidates with an honours degree in the biological sciences or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training and at least two years of practical laboratory experience in working with human or animal tissues using molecular and/or cellular biology techniques.

You will have general laboratory skills, including handling of biologic specimens, infectious agents, radiation and toxic chemicals and awareness of laboratory safety (such as radiation and chemical toxicity) and Occupational Health and Safety. To be successful in the role you will have excellent organisational and communication skills, including ability to present and discuss own research work and work collaboratively across all levels in the organisation. We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from.

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$77,400.25 - $83,267.08


13 Dec 2019


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