Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology

Sydney, Australia
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work at the 1st ranked Veterinary Science School in the Southern Hemisphere and 9th globally focusing on academic engagement for a talented specialist in clinical pathologist.
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, at the School of Veterinary Science
  • Full-Time, 3 Year Fixed term. Academic - Level C, Base Salary: $130,264 p.a. - $150,204 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

An exciting opportunity exists, at Senior Lecturer level, for a highly motivated Specialist Clinical Pathologist to contribute diagnostics, teaching and research to advance the education and research goals of Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services at the Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences. This position will provide educational leadership in the discipline of clinical pathology through provision of a high-quality clinical pathology service to support engagement with the professional community as well as developing a superior learning environment for students to be able to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve professional qualifications.

While the position involves clinical pathology across companion, livestock and wildlife species, partial funding of the position by the Valentine Charlton bequest brings a particular focus on feline clinical pathology to the role. Responsibilities include:

  • providing leadership in veterinary clinical pathology particularly in the in DVM rotations program.
  • development of greater engagement with specialist feline and small animal practices in the Sydney area through development of new diagnostic services and avenues for clinical support;
  • training of veterinary practitioners in feline clinical pathology through Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) programs, such as continuing education seminars, conferences, podcasts, articles in Control & Therapy or accessible journals;
  • enhancing the existing SSVS residency programs, permitting specialist training in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology, and permitting veterinary medicine residents to conduct Training in Related Disciplines in Clinical Pathology within SSVS.
  • conduct or facilitate research activities expected to translate into enhanced diagnostics for feline medicine

This position provides the perfect opportunity for the right person to develop an internationally significant contribution and reputation in veterinary clinical pathology and laboratory medicine, while feeding this expertise back to clinicians and colleagues in practice.

About you

This role requires both academic and professional capability: it is expected that the successful candidate would be able to develop and sustain teaching excellence in their specialist discipline.

  • Veterinary Science degree registerable in NSW
  • Board certification by the ACVP/ECVCP or Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Clinical Pathology
  • Registration with the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board as a Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
  • Willingness to engage with University and further education programs in teaching and learning.

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.

About us

Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS), supports its activities in teaching, research and professional engagement by providing a range of diagnostic services across the disciplines of veterinary anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, microbiology and molecular biology. The school is well supported by specialist level veterinary anatomical pathologists, highly skilled general pathologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists and technical staff. The School is currently well placed to capitalize on recently upgraded clinical pathology laboratories (PC2 facility), established Laboratory Management System and capital investment in laboratory analyzers, to achieve NATA accreditation for our diagnostic pathology facilities.

Sydney School of Veterinary Science is a world-class centre for student learning, research excellence and animal welfare. It is recognised internationally as a leading provider of globally accredited veterinary education and is ranked as Australia’s leading veterinary school and 11th in the world in QIS rankings. SSVS has strong production animal health research and veterinary diagnostic pathology programs with established links to researchers at the New South Wales Centre for Animal and Plant Biosecurity, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute. The Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit operates within the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden delivering a range of on farm preventive health services and veterinary consultations to livestock producers in NSW and industry level consultations both nationally and internationally.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2361/1119F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 19 November 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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