Professor/Associate Professor in Melanoma Research

Sydney, Australia
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 70,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, and contains seven academic schools: Sydney Medical School, Sydney Dental School, Sydney School of Health Sciences (from Jan 2020), School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nursing School, Sydney Pharmacy School and Sydney School of Public Health. The School of Medical Sciences encompasses a group of the traditional disciplines of anatomy and histology, infection and immunity, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and is expanding into new disciplines such as biomedical informatics and digital health. The school operates at multiple campuses including Camperdown and at Westmead with Applied Medical Sciences. The school contributes to courses in medicine, science, dentistry and pharmacy, and produces high-impact research across a range of biomedical fields.

We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic as Professor or Associate Professor in Melanoma Research. The successful applicant will be an internationally respected basic scientist with a strong commitment to melanoma research and a willingness to work collaboratively with a broad range of institutions and researchers. The successful applicant must have a track record of growing a laboratory based scientific discovery research program, a capacity to lead a group of melanoma scientists, postdoctoral researchers and students. The successful applicant will be expected to enhance the strong record of success in melanoma research and make seminal contributions to the melanoma field.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the school, faculty and University.

About us 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The position is offered on a fixed-term basis for 5 years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 2069/0919F.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 10 November 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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