Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Adelaide, Australia
11 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level C) $121,256 – $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term positions available for three (3) years with a possibility of extension subject to funding availability and performance

The University of Adelaide is looking for a dynamic academic with demonstrated expertise in the fields of biological, biochemical or bioprocess engineering. Our new state of the art laboratory will enable high quality research to be undertaken to meet the next generation of challenges in biopharmaceutical development and production. It will also be equipped to work on aspects of food and beverage engineering, and development of agricultural biotechnology products. The candidate will be expected to use their initiative and develop their own research programme to meet the challenges of the future.

Using your excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills you will be expected to develop multi-disciplinary research activities across the University and internationally, leveraging your Bioprocess engineering expertise in fields which may include but is not limited to therapeutic proteins, vaccines, industrial enzymes, or DNA vaccines.

Collaboration with key stakeholders internally and external to the University is a key component of the role and you will be expected to achieve key outcomes on a multidisciplinary scale within the school, broader university community and external partners within industry and government agencies. Leveraging your bioprocess engineering expertise, you will bring with you established industry connections and use these to build partnerships and key collaborations.

You will contribute to teaching of the next generation of students, assisting with the development and delivery of a new leading postgraduate curriculum focussed on bioprocess engineering for production of biopharmaceuticals. Demonstrated experience in bioprocesses including but not limited to fermentation, cell culture, chromatography and/or tangential flow filtration is highly desired. Experience in teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students would be essential.

The University offers a great range of benefits such as salary packaging, research support schemes and a range of flexible work arrangements. Apply now to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology or related applied science.
  • Demonstrated high level experience in leading a research program in fundamental and/or applied areas addressing current bioprocessing industrial challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills within the academic setting but also to a broader audience outside of the university.
  • A strong track record and H index related to quality research in the field of processing of products of biological origin; may include therapeutic proteins, vaccines, industrial enzymes, or DNA vaccines; as evidenced by research publications in leading journals and conferences or equivalent industrial experience, achieving the highest levels of scholarship and/or application in engineering research relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of modern pedagogy principles as well as experience in the successful development of undergraduate/postgraduate curriculum that meets the needs of industry ready graduates with a strong track record of teaching at an undergraduate/post graduate level that focuses on the student experience.

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, 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 work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, 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 salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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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. Application close 11:55pm, 10 April 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Robert Falconer
Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 4179

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