Senior Lecturer, UNSW Medicine

Sydney, Australia
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The South Western Sydney Clinical School is based at Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, Sydney. The School is the fastest growing School within UNSW Medicine and is renowned for its excellence in undergraduate teaching and clinical training as well as in the range of research areas such as Cancer, Clinical Science, Community and Population Health, Early Years/Childhood Health, Injury and Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

The role of Senior Lecturer is responsible for conducting high impact research in the area of Gastroenterology and liver disease. This will involve contributing to the research projects in the Gastroenterology and Liver Laboratory (GLL) at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and developing a research program of common interest to the group.

The role of Senior Lecturer reports to Professor of Medicine and Hepatology and is responsible for managing and supervising the GLL staff and students

About the role

  • $127-$146k p.a. plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed-Term (5 years)
  • Full-time


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Take a lead in seeking and securing national and international research grants and collaborations for the GLL
  • Play a significant role in the leadership of research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team.
  • Prepare and submit collaborative research grant proposals and proposals/tenders for commissioned research to external agencies.
  • Publish research papers in peer-reviewed journals co-authored with other Ingham Institute researchers, and independently.
  • Attract, supervise and mentor Independent Learning Project (ILP), Honours and postgraduate research students, and ensure that they complete their programs in a timely manner and publish the outcomes in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Undertake undergraduate teaching of medical or medical science students, which may include preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, seminars, and assessments, and marking/grading them.
  • Participate in and develop, where necessary, training programs for the GLL and Ingham Institute researchers, postgraduate students, and clinicians.
  • Actively develop and participate in research projects of the GLL and contribute to building strong team collaboration and culture.
  • In collaboration with other researchers in the school, transfer research and development findings through presentations, publications, refereed articles, journal papers, educational bulletins and information systems.
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility. 

Selection Criteria

A PhD, MD or equivalent higher degree.

  • Demonstrated leadership in the conduct of a research program, preferably in gastroenterology or liver.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high international impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply specialist knowledge and experience in research situations and apply judgement and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality teaching and develop curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and well as conduct supervision.
  • Proven publication track record and ability to attract external research funding, as evidenced by high level publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant submissions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures. 

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

All candidates who wish to apply for the role must apply online


Lorinda Carter


Applications close: 11:00 pm 28th January 2018

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