Senior Research Technician

Feb 01, 2018
Feb 14, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and is one of the largest and most successful of its type in Australia, with 49 full-time academic staff, and over 200 enrolled PhD students. The School has broad expertise across ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, paleobiology, developmental biology, behaviour, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology.  Our research programs involve a diverse array of taxa, ranging across microbes, animals and plants, including a particular focus in the areas of marine biology and entomology. Unique opportunities for biological research and teaching are provided by our proximity to a stunning array of marine and terrestrial subtropical habitats and their endemic biodiversity.   A number of research programs in the School take advantage of major model-organism systems, including Drosophila, C. elegans, and Arabidopsis, and many include a strong quantitative and modelling focus.

Further information and details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at

The role

The successful appointee will conduct research into rapid evolution under novel environmental conditions in zebrafish. In addition to running large, multi-generational experiments, you will support research student projects, manage large, collaborative datasets, and support research through the maintenance of relevant equipment and consumable supplies.

The person

Applicants should hold a degree in biological sciences, with sound knowledge of fish husbandry, curation of large datasets, and strong general experimental design skills. You should have excellent communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, experience in managing large research projects with guidance from senior staff, and the ability to train students in fish husbandry and phenotyping protocols. Experience in the use of Loligo swim tunnels and in collection of digital morphometric data will be viewed favourably.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:   Applications are also encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time appointment for 24 months at HEW5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597.80 - $72,348.94p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579.43 - $84,648.26p.a.).



To discuss this role please contact Dr Katrina McGuigan via email at

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.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.


Reference: 501890

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