Research Assistant

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    The University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Dr
    st lucia, QLD, Australia Phone:
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St Lucia, QLD 

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Part Time - Fixed Term

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School of Music

The School of Music has a long-standing reputation for excellence in its chamber ensembles in residence, good relationships with contemporary composers, publication of world-class music research, excellence in teaching, and engagement with the music industry.

The School is selective in its intake and broad in capacity, providing programs to PhD level in Music Performance, Composition, Musicology, Music Technology and Popular Music, Music Psychology, and Music Education.

More information about the School can be accessed at

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Research Officer to provide support for the research activities and projects of the Creative Arts and Human Flourishing research group. The successful applicant will facilitate external engagement, support and manage projects, support the organisation of seminars/webinars/symposia, co-ordinate travel and fieldwork for researchers, and liaise with project stakeholders (researchers and external partners) to facilitate collaboration.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside the completion of a degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training, we are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • An understanding of traditional, non-traditional and inter-disciplinary research approaches.
  • Experience working with community stakeholders in regional/rural settings.
  • Experience in literature searches and literature review.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of tasks with competing priorities in a busy environment working as part of a team.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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 (0.5FTE), fixed term position until 23 December 2022 at HEW Level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796 - $78,852, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,832 - $92,257.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, 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

Download File 515906_Research Assistant_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Liam Viney, Head of School, School of Music.

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 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 Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Interviews Tentatively Scheduled: TBA



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