Graduate Research Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 23 Jun 2024

Job no:517527
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley, QEII Medical Centre / SCGH
Categories:Administration & Executive support

  • With a focus on research and laboratory work, this position provides an excellent platform for professional growth and skill development.
  • Expand your expertise in biomedical science or related fields within a supportive and dynamic research environment.
  • Full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 11 months.
  • Base salary range (Level 5): $76,422– $84,705 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

About the area

The PERTH (Plastic Exposure Reduction Transforms Health) Trial is a new research study at the UWA Medical School. The study involves a 1-2 year interventional clinical trial to investigate the impact of plastic-associated chemicals on human health. This position is based at the QEII Medical Centre campus.

About the opportunity

You will conduct research activities as a member of the scientific laboratory team on the PERTH Trial. You will contribute to the coordination and processing of clinical samples, to support the aim to measure plastic-associated chemicals, and biomarkers and molecular factors relevant to the study.

Key responsibilities

  • Receive and appropriately store clinical samples, including assigning a storage location in the Laboratory Information Management System
  • Prepare and ensure accurate sample details and other data are recorded for samples coming into the lab.
  • Contribute to the circulation of biological samples for the study, to external laboratories across Australia.
  • Contribute to the development of laboratory Standard Operating Procedures for the study.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably a BSc (Hons), in biomedical science or related fields or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Relevant laboratory experience and skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail including good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain highly accurate and comprehensive records.

 Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Graduate Research Officer - 517527.pdf

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Lucas at [email protected]

How to apply

Please apply online via the Apply Now button. The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may submit a statement describing any personal circumstances relevant to your application. This can include academic/professional interruptions or achievements relative to opportunity.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday 23rd June 2024

 This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.


  • 4 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase more. 12.5 days paid personal/carer’s leave with eligible staff receiving 13 weeks long service leave after seven years.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave after one year and 36 weeks after five years continuous service, regardless of gender.
  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation, with the option to reduce to the minimum super guarantee.
  • 25% off UWA full fee courses, discounted health insurance, and convenient on-campus childcare options.
  • Incremental progression based on 12 months continuous service.

 About The University

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

 Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Advertised:07 Jun 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:23 Jun 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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