17 May, 2023

Senior Officer/Principal Research Technician, Indigenous Health Research – Identified (s25)

Senior Officer/Principal Research Technician, Indigenous Health Research – Identified (s25)

  • Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Professional positions supporting Indigenous health research, HEW Levels 6 and 7
  • 3 Fixed Term, Full-time or Part-time roles for up to 3 years
  • Identified s25: Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples only


About Us and This Opportunity 

We are a team of passionate researchers and research support staff who make up the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Our Centre works collaboratively with Indigenous communities and health providers to deliver equitable health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We have a many innovative research projects underway in the Centre, addressing a range of Indigenous health challenges. These include healthy mums and bubs, adolescent health, mental health and communicable diseases, working with both urban and regional/remote communities. We work together to achieve research excellence centred in Indigenous research paradigms and methodologies.

We have opportunities for up to three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional research staff to support the Centre’s research. Each role will work across one or more research projects. We will work with you to fit your interests and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research, research administration or project management to the projects best suited to you. We also have the capacity to support training in various aspects of research support to start or progress your career in this area.


About You

The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitutes a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

These positions are therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate about Indigenous health and wellbeing as well as achieving equitable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Keen to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with abundant opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Experienced in working on research projects or has transferrable skills and a strong desire to move their career in this direction.
  • Highly organised with a positive attitude and enjoys working collaboratively.
  • A confident communicator, with excellent writing skills.

If you are really interested in these roles and the work that we do but only meet some of the points above, please reach out to us to talk – see ‘Questions?’ section below for our best contact details.

Please note that the successful candidate(s) will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, as well as selection criteria, please see the Appointment Booklet

What We Can Offer 

  • The UQ Poche Centre is an Indigenous-led research centre, offering a culturally safe and supportive environment. Our goal is for at least half of our staff and students to be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.
  • We are offering up to three positions on a full-time or part-time, fixed term basis for up to 3 years at HEW Level 6 or 7. The level offered will align with the experience that you bring to the role.
  • The full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 6 will be in the range $84,871 – $91,158 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $99,300 – $106,655.
  • The full-time equivalent base salary for HEW 7 will be in the range $93,254 – $101,680 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $109,107 – $118,966.
  • We can offer some flexible employment options, including variable start or finish times, some working from home and flex-time. If working part-time, there may be opportunities for additional hours at busy times.

There are many other benefits of working at the UQ Poche Centre and UQ more broadly, and we can provide further information on request.



If you would like to find out more about these roles, please reach out to Sharon Grant at the UQ Poche Centre via s.grant@uq.edu.au. We’d be very happy to answer any questions, provide more information on our current research projects, and/or discuss whether your specific skills and experience would be a good fit.

If you have a question around the application process, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


Want to Apply? 


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

  • Cover letter outlining what interests you about this role and how your experience and/or skills make you a good fit for this position
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.


Other Information  

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au   

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board. 

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.  

Applications close Sunday 4 June at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number – R-25436). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for the second week of June