Senior Lecturer in Breast Cancer

Perth, Australia
09 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Five-year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: Level C $120,444 to $138,713 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy Futures

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University taps into global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus. From gravitational waves to the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home of Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of national teaching awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help take research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia is comprised of five Schools: Schools of Biomedical Sciences, Allied Health, Population and Global Health, Dental School and Medical School. The School within which this position will be located will be determined by the attributes of the appointee and their research programme.

This position, in the field of breast cancer, offers unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research in any area of breast cancer research in an outstanding academic environment. The Faculty has many areas of pursuit in breast cancer, including discovery, prevention, imaging, management and clinical trials. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a programme of research and collaborate with others working in breast cancer. This is a non-clinical post.

The Faculty’s research facilities include modern, well-equipped laboratories, shared equipment resources and core services. This is supported by centralised cutting-edge major infrastructure, analytical resources and animal facilities within the University and affiliated research institutes. The Faculty also has active teaching programmes in cancer to which the appointee would be expected to contribute.

About the opportunity

As a Senior Lecturer in Breast Cancer, you will undertake teaching and independent research in the field of breast cancer. You will make an independent contribution and co-ordinate and/or lead the activities of other staff as appropriate. You will contribute to undergraduate postgraduate coursework teaching, and specifically the Oncobiology programmes, as well as at honours and postgraduate level.

You must hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area and postgraduate experience in the field of oncology and translational cancer pathology. You will demonstrate excellence and independent research in breast cancer research, including grants and publications. You will also have a proven record of high quality teaching at an undergraduate level and have recent experience in postgraduate supervision.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Monday, Thursday 28 February 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.