Professor/Associate Professor of Medicine, Neurology

Sydney, Australia
May 21, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 18, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School, Concord Clinical School

Reference no. 263/0220C.

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, and contains seven academic schools: Sydney Medical School, Sydney Dental School, Sydney School of Health Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nursing School, Sydney Pharmacy School and Sydney School of Public Health. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and challenging the status quo by establishing productive research units that cross traditional clinical school and discipline boundaries. The Concord Clinical School is one of the ten clinical schools of Sydney Medical School, and has been a major contributor to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Professor or Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) to strengthen our neurology, neurogenetic and neuroscience research programs. The successful candidate must have a competitive research program in areas that complement existing neurogenetic and neurology research and which align with national and community priority areas. The position requires experience in the successful supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and a deep understanding of the rapid changes in the clinical and laboratory aspects of neurology, neurogenetics and clinical neurosciences. The successful candidate will be expected to have an outstanding track record of success in peer-reviewed publications and in competitive grant funding, especially in areas that are directly relevant to the neurogenetics of motor and sensory neuron disorders.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate, postgraduate and professional training in the Discipline of Neurology and will be part of the leadership team of the Concord Clinical School. The position will also involve an opportunity to participate in clinical activities in the Department of Neurology, Concord Hospital (Sydney Local Health District) as well as research activities, as appropriate, in the Northcott Neurogenetic Laboratory, ANZAC Research Institute and the Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NSW Health Pathology) which are integrated with and co-located within the Concord Hospital campus. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop strong teaching and research links with colleagues in other relevant faculties of the University and other teaching hospitals especially those attached to the Sydney Medical School’s metropolitan and rural clinical schools.

About us 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The position is available as a full-time continuing role, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration and support package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Clinical and/or laboratory activities will be remunerated in accordance with Clinical Academics employed in the NSW Health Service and, if appropriate, NSW Health Pathology.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. For more information on the positionand how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 263/0220C.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Thursday 18 June 2020

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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