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Electronics Designer Engineer


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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

You will assist Queensland Brain Institute’s research activities by designing, developing and manufacturing specialized electronic equipment, machinery and devices. You will also undertake all aspects of project planning and delivery from proof of concept through to test running, in conjunction with researchers and facilities support staff at QBI.

For further information on this role, please refer to the position description below.

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.

Our Ideal Candidate

Completion of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (electronics) combined with subsequent relevant experience is essential to the role in addition to the following:

  • A high level of PCB manufacture skills (soldering)
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of electronic components
  • Ability to read / draw design plans and electronic drawings
  • Proficient at writing design briefs and operating guidelines of newly designed / prototyped equipment
  • Substantial experience in the design and manufacture of electronic equipment
  • Substantial experience in the design and development of firmware for embedded processors
  • High level interpersonal skills in communicating and consulting with individuals and groups in relation to the design and manufacture of equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and to work in a team environment.

Experience working in a medical or scientific field and competence in the safe use of hand and power tools is highly regarded. Restricted Electrical Licenced (QLD issue) is desirable.

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

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 [email protected].

What We Can Offer

This is a fixed term position until 31st December 2021 at HEW Level 7, with the possibility of extension.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $88,763.14 - $96,783.71 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

513023_Electronics Designer Engineer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact David Wheeldon at [email protected]

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.