Senior Lecturer (Biotechnology)

Job no: 506089
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level C

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(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

3 years fixed-term, convertible to continuing opportunity available.

The School of Biological Sciences seeks to appoint an academic leader with experience in industry collaboration to expand the research and teaching capabilities in biotechnology within the School and University.

The appointee will be required to establish and build a dynamic research program in any life sciences discipline in biotechnology. They will develop transdisciplinary research collaborations across the wider academic community at the University of Adelaide and between other organisations in Australia. The appointee will also have a commitment and passion for undergraduate/postgraduate learning and teaching. They will contribute to the design of the biotechnology curriculum, and delivery and coordination of teaching courses in biotechnology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School. They will introduce innovative approaches to teaching at all undergraduate levels, and supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students. The position may require travel to China for teaching as part of the Haide College (the University of Adelaide’s Joint Education Institution based in Qingdao, China, in partnership with Ocean University of China) biotechnology program.  

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.

This is one of seven new teaching and research roles being advertised in the Faculty of Sciences. The University of Adelaide is committed to proactively addressing cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. In order to grow and strengthen the talent pipeline, our Dornwell Framework pledges to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes. To achieve this goal, the Faculty of Sciences seeks to appoint women to at least 50% of these seven new teaching and research roles, with a minimum of three in the School of Biological Sciences. This commitment is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

For more information about gender equity initiatives at the University of Adelaide please visit www.adelaide.edu.au/gender-equity-diversity.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in biological sciences, life sciences or an aligned discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in applied biological research in any discipline associated with the biotechnology industry, evidenced by a sustained track record of research outputs as lead author, including publications in highly regarded peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Experience in establishing and leading an independent research team, with sustained success in obtaining external peer-reviewed funding from nationally competitive grant schemes or from industry-funded research contracts as the lead investigator.
  • Demonstrated and established links with the national and/or international biotechnology industry.
  • Exemplary personal qualities fully aligned with our institutional values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your Faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 8 November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders
Head of School, School of Biological Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 35328
E: bronwyn.gillanders@adelaide.edu.au

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Bill Savas
Hiring Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33170
E: scienceshr@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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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