Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Feb 08, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Biotechnology Program at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The UQ Biotechnology Program is a collaborative, transdisciplinary program drawing on expertise from several University faculties, institutes, government agencies and local industry. There is currently a tremendous growth in the international biotechnology industry and allied service sector. Research and development managers require scientists with core technical skills, knowledge of commercial imperatives and current regulatory environments. Our graduates possess an understanding of a broad range of modern biotechnologies; the commercialisation of products and marketing; the business environment, including business planning and project management; and how research and development are undertaken in industry settings.

A number of the majors in the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree program are accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and include Chemical Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Drug Design & Development. The Master of Biotechnology program had been recognised by the U. S. Council of Graduate Schools as an affiliated Professional Science Masters program. This recognition is conferred upon degree programs which allow students to pursue advanced training in science, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers.

The role

This position is offered as a part-time (0.6 FTE) Teaching and Research (T&R) role and candidates will be expected to perform teaching, research, service and engagement duties. The successful appointee will join a dedicated team, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching into the Biotechnology program. In addition, the appointee will be expected to provide postgraduate supervision and further development of the programs where required, as well as administrative and other activities associated with the School. Importantly, they will act as key point of liaison between the Biotechnology program and the Business School.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD in the area of Business and/or Biotechnology with a demonstrated track record of excellence in these discipline areas. Applicants must have demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Business and/or Biotechnology, including involvement in curriculum development. Successful candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships, work collaboratively and to represent and promote their academic discipline at a university and wider community level - including industry, government and professional bodies. The successful candidate will have well developed industry liasons and professional contacts.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to science.recruitment@uq.edu.au.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic level B/C. Additional sessional opportunities will be available. Appointment will be made at Academic Level B or C depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  The remuneration package will be in the range of:

  • Academic Level B: $56,390 - $66,964p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $65,977 - $78,348 p.a.)
  • Academic Level C: $69,078 - $79,651 p.a.; plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $80,822 - $93,193 p.a.)


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact the Director of the Biotechnology Program, Professor Avril Robertson, a.robertson3@uq.edu.au.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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