Senior Lecturer in Genetics

Perth, Australia
05 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Rare opportunity for an outstanding academic with expertise in human genetics
  • Level C, full-time appointment on an ongoing/tenurable basis
  • Salary range: $120,444 to $138,713 plus 17% superannuation 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The School of Biomedical Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia, encompasses a range of biological, medical and health science-related fields. It comprises over one hundred academic and professional staff members, plus a similar number of adjunct staff. The School’s campus is geographically located next to the city’s major teaching hospitals, research institutes and University medical library, creating a stimulating biomedical teaching and research environment in one of the most liveable cities on the planet.

The School is divided into the Divisions of Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, Infection and Immunity, Genetics, Regenerative and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology and Biomedical Education. The School is active in teaching undergraduate Biomedical Science across a wide range of majors and disciplines, plus has a large cohort of Honours and postgraduate research students.

The School’s research facilities consist of modern, well-equipped laboratories, shared equipment resources and core services. This includes laser microdissection, imaging flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, single cell genomics and microscopy. Researchers have access to world-class animal, imaging and analytical facilities maintained centrally within the University and affiliated research institutes. Communication and collaboration between Divisions, Schools and Faculties within the University and other research institutions within the state are encouraged and supported to promote multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

The Division of Genetics has programmes in genetics of inherited, acquired and complex diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, schizophrenia and depression, cancer genetics and gene-environment interactions). It includes the Centre for the Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD). The Division is active in teaching human genetics to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including medical and pathology students. The Faculty is expanding its teaching and academic profile in human genetics with new initiatives in genes and society (including ethics, legal and societal issues) and genetic counselling.

About the opportunity

As a Senior Lecturer in Genetics, you will lead high quality teaching and research. You will also collaborate with “discovery research” scientists, clinicians, bioinformaticians and industry, as well as engage with community and non-academic groups to promote their research discipline and findings. In addition, you will deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education programs in human genetics and supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students in genetics-related research projects.

About the campus

We work at one of Australia’s most beautiful university campuses, graced with a unique geographical location on the Indian Ocean Rim with access to unique landscapes, flora, fauna and a wealth of exciting research opportunities. In addition to facilities such as gym, library, swimming pool and childcare, we have great public transport links and end of trip facilities so you can ride, run or walk to work.

Closing date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

For specific enquires contact the Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor Jeff Keelan:

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

Diversity and Inclusion

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 Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).