First listed on: 15 June 2022

Research Officer/Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

About This Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Officer / Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in paediatric patient safety and the reduction of central venous catheter-associated complications. You will also provide management support to the Cancer Council Queensland-funded multi-site CLOCK trial, to prevent adverse events during paediatric cancer treatment.

This position will be based at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.  

Key responsibilities will include: 


  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.
  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.
  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute to development of training and data collection materials for clinical research. 
  • Lead and support Human Research Ethics Committee submissions and reports, assist with contractual Agreements and other governance/regulatory requirements. 
  • Design and complete research reports, promotional materials and peer-reviewed articles. 
  • Design and coordinate the organisational requirements of a multi-site trial, including research meetings and liaison with partner investigators.
  • Devise and implement methods to enhance research participant recruitment, retention and management.
  • Monitor (research grant) expenditure against a project budget. 
  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.
  • Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
  • As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

Citizenship and Service

  • Demonstrate citizenship behaviours that align to the UQ values.
  • Shows leadership of self through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit
  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.
  • Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.
  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.  

About You  

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Enrolment in or completion of a PhD focussed on paediatric health.
  • A growing profile in research in paediatrics and patient safety.
  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of a building track record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

What We Can Offer 

This is a part-time (0.82FTE or 30 hours per week) fixed-term position through to 30 June 2024 at Academic Research Level A.   

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $72,144 - $96,530 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,408 - $112,940. per annum. 

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021


To discuss this role please contact Professor Amanda Ullman.  

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

Want to Apply? 

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • Statement addressing the ‘About You’ section

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

Other Information 

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.

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. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

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