Associate Professor/Professor of Epigenetics

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Posted
24 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2019
Ref
502777
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated at Level D or E.

Continuing position, available immediately.

Lead an innovative Epigenetics research program that underpins extensive collaborative research.

To enhance our research excellence, the University of Adelaide is investing in new elite academic talent and a new role of Associate Professor/Professor of Epigenetics has been created to provide academic and research leadership in the field within the Adelaide Medical School and as a Research Leader within the Robinson Research Institute.

Your outstanding research will advance the University’s national and international leadership in the areas of early life origins of disease susceptibility, fetal developmental programming, molecular mechanisms of disease, and/or gene-environment interactions underpinning susceptibility to non-communicable metabolic, neurocognitive, immune and inflammatory conditions.

Your commitment and engagement will promote robust interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations across the University as well as with our external partners, to enable research outputs to have national and international impact.

Your skillsets will also enable outstanding outputs across academic leadership, innovation and relevant collaborations.

As a leader in your field, you will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in the School and Institute, and engage with the broader academic and professional community, to promote and enhance the national and international profile of the University to bring us to the forefront of globally relevant epigenetics research.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven evidence of a continuing high level personal commitment to and distinguished achievement in the research area of Epigenetics.
  • Substantial experience in writing and securing successful research funding applications to national competitive agencies.
  • Evidence of having worked in multidisciplinary environments involving research scientists and educationalists.
  • Ability to demonstrate an innovative nature and the ability to influence, carry out and instil change.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful external relationships and represent the Institute, Faculty and the University locally, nationally and internationally, to build partnerships with community, industry and other academic institutions and partners.

Qualifications:

PhD in epigenetics, or a related area of biological or biomedical science, with extensive experience and track record in the field of Epigenetic research.

Applicants to Level E, will have demonstrated ability across the minimum essential criteria and much greater levels of experience and achievement across the above-listed points.

Please see the role statement for detailed selection criteria

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long and fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our cutting-edge work - not just in Health and Medical Science, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your division's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is home to five schools, and some of the world’s brightest minds tackling many of humanity’s greatest health challenges, and generating knowledge and graduates delivering improved health outcomes. Based in a new state-of-the-art building, the Faculty is superbly placed to engage with industry and community partners. It is located at the core of Adelaide Biomed City, one of the largest precincts of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and other partners.

The Robinson Research Institute is a collective of internationally renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health at the University of Adelaide. The Institute focuses on the early stages of life to improve the health and well-being of children and families over the life course and across generations, in Australia and around the world. We seek to enable a healthy start through preconception planning, nurturing the baby during pregnancy and birth, strengthening the brain and body in early life, and advancing child and adolescent health to treat and prevent disease.

Learn more at: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/home and https://www.adelaide.edu.au/robinson-research-institute/

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria in the Role Statement section of the Candidate Booklet. Applications close 11:55 pm, 8 September 2019.

http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/502777/associate-professorprofessor-of-epigenetics

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Sarah Robertson

Director of Robinson Research Institute

P: +61 (8) 8313 4094

E: sarah.robertson@adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.