17 May

Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy in The University Queensland St Lucia

Position
Research Assistant
Company
The University Queensland
Location
St Lucia QLD
Opening
17 May, 2018 4 days ago

The University Queensland St Lucia urgently required following position for Research Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy in The University Queensland St Lucia Jobs Details:

With an ageing population, numbers of Alzheimer's cases are increasing but there is no cure for this debilitating disease. CJCADR have recently developed an exciting new method that allows us by transiently opening the blood-brain barrier to remove amyloid-beta plaques that are known to cause Alzheimer’s disease in mouse models. This method also restores memory functions in these mice. The research assistants will apply this method to determine the efficacy of the treatment approach using a range of animal models and methodologies. The study may be complemented by cell culture work with the aim of therapeutic intervention.

The person

The applicants must have qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in the area of biomedical science/neuroscience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Applicants will have demonstrated experience with small animal handling/surgery and manipulation procedures. You should also have experience in techniques such as histology and immunohistochemistry; microscopy and image analysis, RNA analysis including RT-PCR and Biochemical and pharmacological assays. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in a scientific environment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong methodological background, the ability to interpret experimental data, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

Remuneration

These are full-time, fixed term appointments at HEW Level 5 for 12 months (2 x vacant positions). The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,578 - $84,647 p.a.).

Position Description

504451_Research Assistants HEW5.pdf

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Dr Rachel De Las Heras on r.delasheras@uq.edu.au

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