Research Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Research

About the role
Mater Research is searching for an experienced Research Officer to join our Glycation and Diabetes Complications team at our South Brisbane campus. Reporting to Prof Josephine Forbes, this role will be offered on a full-time basis (1.0 FTE 5 days per week) for a 6-month period.

Mater Research (MR) is a world-class institute that is committed to academic medicine and aims to discover, develop, translate, and commercialise medical research that integrates with relevant areas of excellence within clinical practice. MR discovers ways to prevent and treat conditions affecting babies, children, adolescents and adults, helping them to lead healthy lives.

This role represents a unique and career defining opportunity to join a market leader in healthcare and a proudly Mission Led organisation. The applicant must have relevant scientific qualifications or medical qualifications (eg. BSc, BMedSci with PhD, or a medical degree, MBBS/MD).

Salary: $90518 pa - $102357 (MR Academic L5) p.a. + super + generous salary packaging available

What you’ll be doing

In this important role you will be allocated research activity relevant to the Glycation and Diabetes Complications team and their type 1 diabetes prevention program. You will be responsible to ensure timeliness of the preclinical and clinical research procedures and research protocols. You will be expected to conduct preclinical research studies and contribute to clinical sample analysis whilst ensuring that the applicable local, national and international regulations and standards are being met.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research (including project plans and ethics submissions)
  • Provide research co-ordination including monitoring of project timelines
  • Participate in set up and qualitative assessment of various immunological assays
  • Conduct literature reviews using relevant technologies
  • Maintain a constructive relationship with partner organisations including UQ, biotech collaborators and other
  • Present updates, overviews and findings internally and to partner organizations (e.g. workshop participation
  • Contribute to the preparation of scholarly papers and grant applications
  • Undertake other research duties as required and consistent with the level of appointment
  • Attend relevant training programs and mandatory educational programs, workshops, conference and promotional functions

About you
You will be an experienced researcher with a passion to be involved in research that makes a tangible difference to the lives of people with diabetes. Additionally, you will possess the following:

  • Degree in science or medicine, with post-graduate qualifications in science or medicine
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills necessary for negotiating and liaising effectively with a diverse range of staff, students, researchers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to collect and process biological samples to clinical standards is desirable
  • Current experience in Diabetes and related complications is highly desirable
  • Ability to conduct clinical research to ensure consistency and adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Experience in implementing and conducting clinical and preclinical research including ethics proposals and documentation
  • Knowledge of data management systems
  • Project management skills
  • Advanced computer skills

Why join us?

Joining a 10,000+ strong workforce, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education, Research and Foundation, and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community. You will be a part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

  • Via salary packaging arrangements allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increasing take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses
  • Access to leading education via Mater Education
  • Flexible working arrangements, including work from home options where suitable
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business and venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation and Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

Applications close on Sunday 5 March 2023. Applications should include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae addressing the key responsibilities in the ad, along with contact details of two professional referees.

For more information, please contact Prof Josephine Forbes, via

It is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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