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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology - University of New South Wales

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The University of New South Wales (Australia) is a member of the Group of Eight (GO8) coalition of Australian research intensive universities and consistently ranks globally in the top 100 for all key metrics including grant success, publications and teaching quality. We have been active in biotechnology research and teaching since the early 1960’s and currently have combined track (research and teaching) opportunities to join the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) in the Faculty of Science located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. The research of our 34 academic staff in BABS fall within four key strengths: molecular medicine; infectious disease; systems and cellular biology; or environmental biotechnology. The School’s four teaching majors are biotechnology, microbiology, molecular cell biology and genetics. Our research and teaching efforts are supported by a comprehensive team of 47 research staff, 130 research students and 20 technical and administrative staff.

About the role

  • Academic level: Lecturer – Senior Lecturer (depending on experience)
  • Lecturer Salary: $98,546 – $116,171 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Senior Lecturer Salary: $119,693 – $137,320 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Tenure Track Appointment
  • Full-time

We are seeking to recruit a first class scholar in the field of biotechnology to undertake world class research within the School and deliver high quality education into our Biotechnology program. Applicants with expertise in translational science, synthetic biology, environmental biotechnology, medical biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Previous collaboration or employment in industry and success in ARC Linkage grants will be highly valued.

In addition, BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has facilities for next generation sequencing, and the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. Our researchers also have access to modern proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which provide state-of-the-art facilities and services for animal studies; in vivo and ex vivo preclinical imaging; flow cytometry; biochemical, biophysical and chemical analyses; and electron microscopy. Current new building and renovation initiatives will see all BABS research efforts and laboratory classes taking place in new facilities by the end of 2017.

UNSW has a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture which is well supported by our commercialisation arm, UNSW Innovations (, the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre ( and new opportunities with the development of the Torch Innovation Precinct (

For more information about the School, please visit:

About the successful applicant

We are seeking individuals who have a quality track record in fundamental and/or translational science who have the vision, experience and capability to excel in an academic leadership role.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in biotechnology.
  • be actively carrying out research in your specialist field and publishing in influential and high-impact scholarly journals and/or generating patents.
  • have proven success in attracting funding from competitive granting bodies and/or industry.
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within their research discipline and potentially with industry partners.
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • have an interest in developing teaching within the Biotechnology program.
  • contribute actively to the teaching programs of the School and to the development of blended learning resources.

How to apply

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Any enquiries contact: Associate Professor Mark Tanaka E: T: (61 2) 9385 2038

Applications close: Sunday 13 November 2016 (AEST)

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