Senior Lecturer - School of Biological Sciences

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$121,256 to $139,445 per annum
Dec 28, 2020
Jan 27, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
(Level C) $121,256 to $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate's employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed-term position for 3 years, convertible to continuing position subject to performance and funding availability.

The School of Biological Sciences seeks to appoint an emerging research leader in molecular and cell biology, with experience in undergraduate learning and teaching. The appointee will be expected to establish and maintain a dynamic research program in their discipline and contribute to interdisciplinary research within the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and wider academic community. The appointee will also assume the primary responsibility for coordination, curriculum design and delivery of the Biotechnology Program at Haide College (the University of Adelaide's Joint Education Institution based in Qingdao, China, in partnership with Ocean University of China). They will introduce innovative approaches to teaching at all undergraduate levels and deliver intensive mode teaching offshore for at least two, three-week periods each year. Travel to China to teach at Haide College is a requirement of this role.

The University of Adelaide is committed to addressing cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. Our Dornwell Framework that was established in 2015 pledged to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes. As a further step towards its realisation of this vision, the Faculty of Sciences is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce. Therefore, we will only be accepting applications from women for this position in the School of Biological Sciences. The women-only requirement is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

The Faculty of Sciences is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

To be successful you will need:
  • A PhD or equivalent in biological sciences.
  • Demonstrated research excellence in molecular and cell biology, with a sustained publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an independent research program.
  • Experience in the delivery of transdisciplinary biotechnology courses (animal and plant biochemistry, cell biology and/or molecular biology) at the undergraduate-level.
  • Strong organisational, intercultural and interpersonal skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the University has a range of programs available including:
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women's professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences brings together different strands of science and staff from around the world to lead world-class research. Our transformative work informs our teaching and allows our students to use science to tackle some of the biggest challenges our world is facing. In fact, our researchers have made vital contributions to game-changing inventions throughout history, including x-ray crystallography, insulin and penicillin.

Our campuses are home to several co-located industry partners, affiliated researchers and research institutes of international significance. This innovative community gives students the unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge through participation in ongoing national and international research projects, and supports researchers with a rich network for collaboration and partnership.

We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.

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The School of Biological Sciences

Teaching and research in the School of Biological Sciences spans the scale and breadth of the living world - from molecules, genes and cells; organisms and their environments; to broad landscapes that cover Earth.

Our internationally acclaimed and award-winning research is providing benefits for human health, including new diagnostic tests, drugs and therapies, using some of the most advanced technology in the Southern Hemisphere. Our scientists are also making critical breakthroughs in biotechnology, ecology and environmental science.

The School has a robust network of partnerships with industry, government and several co-located industry partners, affiliated researchers and global research institutes. This includes the University's own Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, which recently developed a new vaccine against the deadly microbe that causes pneumococcal diseases and is responsible for two million deaths a year globally.

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Applications close 11:55pm, 8 January 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

Head of the School of Biological Sciences


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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