Role type: Full time / Continuous
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Salary: Level C ($135,032 – $155,698) OR Level D ($162,590 – $179,123) no more 17% super
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.
About the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology is committed to developing the careers and well-being of our students and staff, fostering a culture that helps us all do our best. We are guided by our values in our pursuit of excellence. The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology has critical mass, interdisciplinary teaching, and remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key themes of molecular understanding of biology and disease, translational research, of drug discovery and development. Our researchers are strongly committed to high-impact discovery research and translating breakthroughs into societal outcomes when the opportunity arises.
The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology is strongly committed to supporting diversity and the representation of women. In accordance with Special Measure H103/2014 under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunities Act 2010 (VIC), the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology strongly encourages suitably qualified female applicants. We intend that at least one of the two appointees be a woman.
About the role
We have two positions available as a senior lecturer or associate professor, who will develop and maintain a high-level research program in an area of pharmacology complementary to the department’s existing research areas. You will be encouraged to contribute to interdisciplinary research within the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the wider academic community. You will also join a successful team in delivering and supporting teaching and learning in pharmacology and therapeutics within the Department and wider School of Biomedical Sciences.
In a typical week at work, you can:
- Make a meaningful contribution to the delivery of educational programs in the form of lectures, tutorials, workshops and hands-on classes.
- Lead a successful independent research group that attracts extramural research funds and generates results recognized externally for excellence
- Apply contemporary pedagogical knowledge to teaching practice, including discipline-specific ones.
- Make independent and original contributions to program development and evaluation, particularly using online delivery methods.
You are a confident communicator with a demonstrable proactive reflective teaching practice. Your highly developed interpersonal skills allow you to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, and you are passionate about mentoring and supporting young researchers in their academic trajectory.
Ideally, you will also have:
- PhD or in a relevant field or equivalent professional qualification
- Demonstrated experience in independent and team pharmacological research
- National-level research profile and emerging international recognition, as evidenced by success in research funding, number of publications, industry interactions, patenting of discoveries, and other metrics of peer recognition.
- Expertise either in: pharmacokinetics and toxicology; pharmacogenomics; computational approaches to pharmacology and drug design
Benefits of working with us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
- Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
- Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
- Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
- Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
- Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
Learn more at https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, disabilities or from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.
If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, your resume, and your responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.
^For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applicants with valid work rights in Australia and applicants who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidelines and directives issued by the Victorian Minister of Health. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully immunized against COVID-19 unless an exemption order applies. All applicants must therefore meet this requirement when submitting an application.
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Closing of applications: JUNE 30, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time