Professor, Biochemistry and Genetics

Bundoora, VIC, Australia
Sunday, 5 January 2020
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Sunday, 9 February 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an outstanding female (or someone who identifies as female) leader and academic?

Do you want a career in a University that values and focuses on culture and cultural diversity, gender diversity and inclusion?

Do you want to take a central role in further developing Biochemistry and Genetics and contribute to excellence in teaching, research and engagement?

Expand your fulfilling career NOW… at La Trobe University!

La Trobe University is an employer of choice for gender equality and a proud Bronze medal SAGE Athena Swan citation holder. We are passionate about advancing gender equality in Academia. Improving the representation of women is clearly necessary to enhance La Trobe University as a leading centre of excellence for teaching and research and we are working to lift the representation of women academics over the next five years, pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

We have a unique “start-up” opportunity for female academics with a newly created full-time continuing position located in the School of Molecular Sciences, Melbourne (Bundoora) campus.

About La Trobe University

La Trobe University’s success is underpinned by people who are committed to making a difference. We are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge.

La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, and over the half century of its existence has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.

Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we are passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The position

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-established researcher seeking to grow and shape a team in an inclusive, innovative and dynamic environment.

The newly created professorial position reflects both the commitment of La Trobe University to gender diversity in leadership and to further build on its achievements in conducting high impact research in Biochemistry and Genetics.

Your strong interpersonal skills will support your success in developing and mentoring within a team that delivers excellence in research and provide academic leadership in the development and teaching of the discipline/program, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also be a leader and role model, by living the La Trobe University cultural qualities of being connected, innovative, caring and accountable.

Skills and Experience

All our outstanding women and gender diverse candidates will:

  • bring an outstanding record of international achievement in academia, with a breadth of academic vision,
  • bring strategic thinking, and demonstrable experience leading and inspiring teams in an innovative academic environment.
  • value the importance of mentoring roles through demonstrable commitment and dedication to the progress of the careers of junior researchers.
  • be an inspiring leader with the ability to build strategic relationships both domestically and internationally with key external partners, ranging from local communities to industry and government.

Our benefits are many - but most importantly are:

  • Our gender diversity, equality and inclusion mindset
  • Our culture and cultural qualities way of working each day
  • Our workplace flexibility and passion for work/life balance
  • Our remuneration and generous Collective Agreement entitlements
  • Our learning and support for career growth and progression

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply

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Closing date: 11 pm Sunday 9th February 2020

La Trobe University is a proud member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to increase the number of women in science (

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist, on +61 (03) 9479 1234.

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