The future of our job market is rapidly changing and it is important that today’s students are prepared. So what does it take to do some of the coolest jobs on earth? Meet some amazing scientists who are working in some of today’s most innovative jobs. Learn how they got there and what inspired them to choose their exciting and inspiring careers.
Joining us for 2018 will be:
Associate Professor Nigel Waterhouse – Senior Microscopist and Cell Biologist at the world-leading QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Professor Waterhouse helped set up the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Comprehensive Biomedical Imaging where researchers have access to the latest microscopy knowledge and technologies to understand cancer and other diseases.
Andy Christy –Senior Curator of Mineralogy at Queensland Museum and a lecturer in Mineralogy at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland. Andy’s current research projects cover meteorites, the diversity of minerals, crystal structures of minerals and microbe-mineral interactions.
Vincent Dalbo is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Sciences within the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University. His specialisation is Exercise Physiology and he is interested in using diet and exercise to improve the health of the general population and to optimise physical performance in athletes.
In 2014, Vincent earned a Young Tall Poppy Award primarily for his work in the field of healthy ageing. More recently, Vincent has begun to focus more on athletic performance enhancement with an emphasis on basketball, and has worked on projects with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), National Basketball League (NBL), Women’s National Basketball League (WBL), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams. He also works with strength and conditioning coaches in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
David Lemalu worked as a policeman for over 14 years before commencing a LNG Process Operator Traineeship on Curtis Island for QGC in 2017. He was fortunate to be one of only six people chosen from over 900 applicants to undertake this exciting role. David reflects: “QGC’s operations on Curtis Island are amazing – the plant cools natural gas to become a liquid, reducing its size by 600 times, producing Liquefied Natural Gas. This role has really honed my focus on chemistry and physics and offers a great opportunity to put everything I love and enjoy regarding science and maths into practice. My job can be really demanding at times but I love that it combines so many skills – physics, maths, chemistry, engineering, computer science, electronics, building and construction. Oil and gas is a very niche industry but there are a lot of opportunities for growth and development. It also gives you the chance to meet inspiring industry leaders and learn from them.”
This event is proudly supported by Community Partner QGC.
This event is part of the STUDENT DAY: Gladstone. It is free for schools. To book please call 07 3840 7555 (8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday – Friday).
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Vincent Dalbo is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Sciences within the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University. His specialisation is Exercise Physiology and...View Profile
Nigel Waterhouse is a biochemistry graduate from University College Dublin in Ireland, and completed his PhD in Cancer Biology at the Queensland Institute for Medical Research in Brisbane. He then...View Profile
David Lemalu worked as a policeman for over 14 years before commencing a LNG Process Operator Traineeship on Curtis Island for QGC in 2017. He was fortunate to be one...View Profile
Andrew (Andy) Christy was born in London in 1963. His early fascination with minerals and crystal structures led to a B.A.(Hons) and PhD degree in Earth Sciences form Cambridge University...View Profile
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