Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Laboratory Medicine

Melbourne, Australia
30 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, permanent opportunities based at RMIT Bundoora West campus
  • Be part of a team of academics that are highly experienced in diagnostic laboratory work
  • Teaching and research in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, focusing on Histopathology
  • Opportunities to further expand your expertise in Histopathology through delivery of teaching & active research to students from undergraduate up to postgraduate level
  • Report directly to Discipline Leader of Laboratory Medicine, Cindy O'Malley
  • Remuneration at Academic Level B ($96,564 - $114,672) or Academic Level C ($118,291 - $136,401), with competitive salary packaging + 17% superannuation

Position Summary

In this position, you will work collaboratively with a team of committed cross-disciplinary staff to provide a high level of teaching and research quality in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. Your main area of focus will be on Histopathology, whereby you will develop and deliver authentic learning opportunities for students, in-line with the School and the University strategic goals. Furthermore, you will be expected to effectively engage with students, appropriate communities and relevant industries through maintenance of effective memberships, links and partnerships.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work independently contributing to efficient delivery of lectures, tutorials, practical classes and demonstrations through forward-thinking, sustainable and engaging course material for students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs, especially in Laboratory Medicine
  • Involvement in varied administrative duties based on the level of appointment Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision both independently or as a member of a team, including publishing, research grants, collaborative projects and supervision of higher degree by research and postgraduate students
  • Keeping up-to-date on trends and outcomes in international research that will benefit the knowledge and technical advancement of this position and our students and graduates
  • Participate and develop relationships with relevant departments of universities and other institutions and connect actively with industry, commerce and government
  • Continuous self- development through active research and learning as well as participation in the on-going process improvement within this discipline and across the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Skills and Experience Required

  • PhD qualified in a related field of Laboratory Medicine, Histology or Anatomical Pathology and/or relevant working experience in diagnostic laboratories at a senior level
  • Proven teaching/ research and industry experience with a minimum of seven years of full-time diagnostic laboratory practice or equivalent for appointment at Level B
  • Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent will be highly regarded; however, the successful candidate will be supported to complete this as part of the requirement to fulfil the probation, if necessary
  • Experience in preparing high-quality curriculum and course materials at tertiary level for undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Possess the capability to undertake high quality research evidenced by excellent track record in publishing quality histopathology research in high impact journals and contributing to the development of new research initiatives, external research funding submissions and strong linkage to industry and government
  • Commitment to perform academic administrative and to deliver full academic responsibilities relating to the coordination of an award program, year or course
  • Experience in supervising Masters and PhD research candidates to completion are desirable
  • Passionate to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation, and equipped with a high level of English language skills


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Our Organisation

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

  • RMIT has placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and again in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology. Many of our programs include Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning, both through placements in partner industries and through the Universitys student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora.

The Schools research was ranked as well above world standard in clinical science, complementary and alternative medicine, medical physiology, microbiology and pharmacology & pharmaceutical sciences, and above world standard in psychology, public health & health service and medical & health sciences. We have a strategic focus on chronic disease and integrative health care with cross-cutting themes of: Indigenous Health, Exercise & Nutrition, Ageing in Health & Disease, and Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Prognostics. Research within the School is supported by modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a significant number of national and international partners.

The Discipline of Laboratory Medicine is involved in teaching across the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. We value highly any further professional qualifications, continuing professional development and industry connections.

Details of the School can be found at:



  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMITs academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • MYKI pass discount

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information, contact Associate Professor Cindy O'Malley, Discipline Leader, Laboratory Medicine at cindy.omalley@rmit.edu.au. Alternatively, to view the position description, please click on the attached document below:

Applications close on Sunday 25th August 2019.

Applicants will need to attach their updated resume and a cover letter expressing their suitability for this position and their achievements. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

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