First listed on: 10 May 2023

Senior Research Assistant

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting, real-world impact.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.
  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Health and wellness discounts - fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
  • Free Parking
  • Salary packaging options

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of the position is to support and coordinate direct research assistance to the Supervisor, facilitating research that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of regional, rural, and remote Australians. Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues, maintain confidentiality and provide impartial advice.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the recruitment and consenting of research participants by maintaining case files in accordance with study protocols, University policy and statutory requirements. Training will be provided to undertake this responsibility.
  • Assist in conducting participant interviews, data collection, management, and analysis in accordance with study protocols, University policy and statutory requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date database files and/or records in accordance with study protocols, University policy and national legislation.

This is a part-time (0.4 FTE), fixed-term position for up to 2 years.

At HEW level 5, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,378 - $82,842, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $87,023 - $96,926 annually.

About You /Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of and experience working in rural areas in a research environment, with the ability to establish and assist in research projects.
  • Completion of a degree with relevant work experience in the areas of health sciences, epidemiology, or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education and training.
  • Excellent practical research skills and experience in relevant research methodology and techniques required for this body of research.
  • Organisational, administrative and time management skills, with a focus on research activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues through negotiation and consultation with other team members.
  • Well-organised, methodical and self-motivated.
  • High-level computer skills in a variety of packages.
  • Experience in building and maintaining co-operative working relations with stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Willingness and ability to demonstrate initiative, work independently on routine procedures, and accept responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues, maintain confidentiality and provide impartial advice.


  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Current Queensland driver's license
  • Experience in and a commitment to living and working in rural and/or regional Australia.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Bushra Nasir

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the 'About You' section.
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled 'resume', which is step one of the application form.

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close Wednesday 31st May at 11.00pm AEST (R-25178). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for week commencing 12th June (subject to change)


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