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Facility Manager - StemCore

Apply now Job No:512790
Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($99,542.80 - $118,206.73)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

About This Opportunity

StemCore is a state-of-the-art, not-for-profit comprehensive pluripotent stem cell and human functional genomics core facility that offers a wide range of services to biomedical scientists in fields ranging from stem cell biology to cancer biology. StemCore is funded by the Australian Federal Government under their NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme) program, the Queensland State Government and UQ. It is the only stem cell core facility operating in Australia. The services offered by StemCore include the provision of human embryonic stem cell lines (hESCs), off-the-shelf and custom-generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), targeted differentiation of stem cells to a range of cell types, genetic engineering of stem cells using CRISPR/Cas9 and other approaches, and training on stem cell generation, maintenance and downstream applications.

As the Facility Manager – StemCore, you will provide strategic, operational and scientific management of the facility, including responsibility for personnel and finance management, business development and scientific outcomes.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD or equivalent related experience in a field of stem cell biology and have substantial biological research experience, including demonstrated ability to culture and differentiate pluripotent stem cells. Experience in research contract management and reporting as well as evidence of a contribution to research and research management will be essential.  Exceptional leadership, negotiations and relationship building skills will see you excel in this role. Experience in providing core PSC services and with genome editing techniques, including CRISPR Cas 9 and similar approaches, or experience in developing organoid cultures based on stem cells would be highly desirable.

Visa sponsorship may be 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

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to three (3) years at Academic level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $ $99,542.79 - $ $118,206.74 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $ $116,465.07 - $ $138,301.88 per annum.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

  512790_Facility Manager – Stemcore - PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Peter Gray

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

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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