Research Assistant - Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute

Research Assistant

Job no:505651

Area:Queensland Brain Institute

Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications

Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia


Queensland Brain Institute
The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.


Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.


Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.


Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at


The role
The successful appointee will provide assistance and support for clinical research projects conducted in the Cognitive Neurology lab at QBI. Your role includes administrative and operational support for new clinical research studies, including prospective cohort studies for people with degenerative brain diseases such as dementia and related disorders. This will be achieved through close working relationships with researchers, clinical and professional staff, research students, research participants with degenerative diseases and their families.


This position is physically based at the Queensland Brain Institute, St Lucia Campus and is required to attend Clinical Research Facility (QBI) on every Wednesday.


The person
Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related field; with subsequent relevant experience working with patient populations. You should also have experience in collection, analysis and resporting of research data; administration of clinical and cognitive assessment scales in cognitively impaired populations and be able to demonstrated experience of interactions with research participants and their carer’s. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.


It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.


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 ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at HEW Level 5 or 6, commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. The remuneration package will be in the range:


HEW 5: $66,347 - $74,098 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $77,625 - $86,694 p.a.).
HEW 6: $75,957 - $81,714 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,869 - $95,605 p.a.).
The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


Position Description
Download File 505651_Clinical Research Assistant_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Peter Nestor on


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.


For information on completing the application process click here.


You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Advertised: 17 Dec 2018

Applications close: 13 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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