Research Fellow / Research Operations Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Brisbane, QUEENSLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Jul 2017

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at .

The role

The successful appointee will manage the group of Prof. A.E. Rowan within the AIBN and conduct world leading research into materials and translational science. The appointee will contribute to research strategy, funding applications and graduate and student recruitment as well as assist in the supervision and training of internship, masters and research higher degree students. Additionally, the appointee will manage the laboratory, including purchase and installation of the laboratory facilities, laboratory and instrument training, space management, monitoring research project funding and development of new research areas.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of chemistry or biotechnology with at least one year of postdoctoral experience. You should  have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of materials science and its applications and teaching and training skills at undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as experience in procurement practices and establishment of research areas and laboratories is essential.  Experience in biomedical translation, quality control, research management and laboratory management will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level B for three (3) years with the possibility of extension. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $104,666 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

 500929_3038872_Research Fellow_Research Operations Manager.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Alan Rowan via e-mail  

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