Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor in Glaucoma Genetics

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Posted
03 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Ref
JR0000000252
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available for 12 months

The University is seeking to appoint one applicant at either Research Fellow (Academic Level B), Senior Research Fellow (Academic Level C) or Associate Professor (Academic Level D). Please indicate in your suitability statement the level for which you wish to be considered.

Salary Range:

Academic Level B - $98,062 - $116,046 or
Academic Level C - $119,641 - $137,625 or
Academic Level D - $143,623 - $158,010

Reporting to:

Professor of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine and Public Health

Research Fellow

The Research Fellow will undertake research in glaucoma genetics under the broad direction of the Chief Investigator. In working with the Chief Investigator and research team, the position will contribute to design, implementation and analysis of data.

The Research Fellow will actively report on new and current research related to the research program, through generation of high quality publications and conference presentations. In addition the position will contribute to the attraction of externally funded grants.

Senior Research Fellow

The Senior Research Fellow will undertake research in glaucoma genetics. The position will take a lead role in managing and implementing research projects by expanding current research activities through attraction of external competitive grants, delivering on strategic objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations.

The Senior Research Fellow will be required to supervise technical staff and actively promote and supervise students undertaking Research Higher Degrees studies.

Associate Professor

The Associate Professor will undertake research in the field of glaucoma genetics. The position will provide leadership and vision in research in one or more of the key areas of research program, in particular play a key role in setting the strategic goals aligned to the areas of strategic research for the University in order to develop and expand the research program and reputation on an international scale.

The position will be responsible for strengthening collaborations internally and externally and play a central part in promotion of research higher degrees and fellowships to prospective domestic and international student markets. In addition the position will be required to provide leadership and direction to staff and students in relation to research plans, developing successful track records in strategic areas of research and providing feedback on individual grant applications and publications.

The Associate Professor will be required to actively supervise and mentor students undertaking Research Higher Degrees studies, early career researchers and balanced academics aligned to the research.

Key Position Responsibilities

Level B, Research Fellow

The Research Fellow is responsible for:

  • Actively contributing to the research project by collaborating with the Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new and innovative ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, contributing to the writing and editing of grant applications and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.
  • Playing a lead role in coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.
  • Independently contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, publishing in recognised high quality publications, external grant acquisition.
  • Supervision of honours of post graduate research projects.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Level C, Senior Research Fellow

The Senior Research Fellow is responsible for:

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as sustained high quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presenting on a national and international level.
  • Contributing to research leadership in fostering research excellence.
  • Taking a lead role in identifying, coordinating and obtaining new external funding opportunities.
  • Ensuring preparation and timelines related to research outputs and timelines are met.
  • Active involvement in strategic planning and professional activities relevant to promoting research and identifying opportunities to expand and grow research opportunities.
  • Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking Research Higher Degree studies.
  • In a leadership capacity developing and maintaining strategic relationships, collaboration and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and external organisations, with an increasing national and/or international focus.
  • Significant contribution at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of the research and administrative life of the College.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Level D, Associate Professor

The Associate Professor is responsible for:

  • Making an outstanding and distinguished high quality personal contribution to research and community service through original and innovative contributions, obtaining competitive research grants from outside the University and sustained publications within high quality publications.
  • Providing expertise and leadership in ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as high quality publications, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers, and supervision of students Research Higher Degree students and deliver high quality presentations at an international level.
  • Leading and developing strategic planning and professional activities relevant to promoting research and identifying opportunities to expand and grow research opportunities and development of research policy.
  • Playing a significant leadership role in the College/University in fostering research excellence and make a significant contribution to leadership at the national and/or international level in at least one of the following areas: molecular biology, statistical genetics, gene therapy or animal models.
  • Taking a lead role in identifying and obtaining new external funding opportunities.
  • Ensuring preparation and timelines related to research outputs and timelines are met.
  • Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking Research Higher Degree studies, early career researchers and balanced academics aligned to a research focus.
  • Providing leadership and expertise to foster strategic relationships, collaboration and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and external organisations, with an international focus. Substantial contribution at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of the research and administrative life of the College.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Level B, Research Fellow

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills and experience in at least one of the following areas: molecular biology, statistical genetics, gene therapy or animal models.
  • Demonstrated research experience in terms of publications in high quality journals, attraction of external competitive grants and presentations at a national and/or international level.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering project targets on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute data collection and analysis.
  • An understanding of contemporary issues in healthcare, patient care and delivery of health policies.
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating and engaging with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated experience to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

Level C, Senior Research Fellow

  • Completion of a PhD  in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in at least one of the following areas: molecular biology, statistical genetics, gene therapy or animal models, including evidence of sustained high quality publications with first authorship and attraction of competitive grants.
  • Substantial experience in a senior academic or research leadership position with relevant Research Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and initiative, under minimal supervision, to manage, organise and coordinate activities required for the functioning of a research-intensive unit.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining links with industry and effective research collaborations.
  • Knowledge of the intellectual property and the commercialisation process in relation to a research environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally.

Level D, Associate Professor

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • An established national reputation and emerging international reputation in one of the following areas: molecular biology, statistical genetics, gene therapy or animal models and which aligns with the College’s research strengths as evidenced by sustained high quality publications as first author and attraction of several competitive external grants.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the supervision of research students.
  • Proven evidence of peer-reviewed independent research, and a record of scholarly or professional achievement.
  • A demonstrated strong track record of establishing effective research collaborations with external national and international partners.
  • Evidence of a substantial and sustained research impact and proven ability to undertake an active leadership role in research activities e.g. citations and industry engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience at a leadership level in project management relevant to a research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience at a leadership level overseeing the functioning of a research-intensive unit.
  • High level of understanding of intellectual property and the commercialisation process in relation to a research environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish

Please direct application enquiries to: Ms Deb Sullivan

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

24 Nov 2020

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