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Clinical Research Assistant

Apply now Job No:513232
Area:Queensland Brain Institute
Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 05 ($70,796.58 - $78,852.96)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes.  Part of the University of Queensland, the Institute is home to over 450 staff and students, which includes 38 Faculty/Group Leaders.  Research at QBI spans cellular, molecular, circuit and systems neuroscience. The success of QBI's research is demonstrated by its team of world-leading scientists who publish regularly in the most prestigious international journals.

About This Opportunity 

An opportunity exists to support clinical trial coordination and provide assistance in the implementation of specific research projects conducted in the Queensland Brain Institute. 

The successful incumbent will be involved in both administrative and operational support for current and new clinical research neuromodulation studies. This will be achieved through close working relationships with researchers, clinical and professional staff.

This position will be located at QBI on UQ’s picturesque St Lucia campus and the hospital sites of St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital at Spring Hill, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital at Herston.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will ideally hold a degree in a related field partnered with relevant experience. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a proactive organisational approach, and the ability to independently problem solve. In addition, you will hold an awareness of principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling, as well as knowledge of ethics processes and governance procedures/documentation. 

Experience with administration of coordinating human studies and/or clinical trials will be highly regarded.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

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

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 part-time (0.6 FTE, 3 days a week), fixed term position for 12 months at HEW level 5. Whilst we have some flexibility with days, we are ideally looking for someone who can include Thursdays as part of their work pattern.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796 - $78,852 per annum plus super of up to 17%. 

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

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

Position Description

Download File 513232 Clinical Research Assistant_PostionDescription.pdf


To discuss this role please contact QBI Director, Professor Pankaj Sah at

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Career 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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