Associate Professor, Hearing Therapeutics

Location
Perth, Australia
Posted
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2020
Ref
632024
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • 5 year fixed term, full-time contract
  • $148,350-$163,270 (ALD) plus 17% superannuation
  • Based at Ear Science Institute Research Headquarters in Nedlands, Australia

 Job reference: 632024

5 Year Fixed Term Full time

$148,350-$163,270 (ALD) plus 17% superannuation

Curtin University is conducting an international search for an Associate Professor Hearing Therapeutics. This is a joint appointment and collaboration with the Ear Science Institute Australia.

Curtin University

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2020), and is placed 17th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Ear Science Institute

Ear Science Institute Australia – is a world class centre of excellence based in Perth Western Australia with a mission to improve the lives of those with ear, hearing and balance disorders through prevention, research, education and clinical service delivery. Twenty years on, Ear Science Institute Australia has evolved into a fully integrated medical research institute.

In 2019, Ear Science Institute Australia was appointed by the World Health Organisation as a designated collaborating centre for ear and hearing care for the West Pacific Region which consists of 34 areas and 27 countries.  One of only 6 such centres in the world.

In this role you will;

  • Have overall responsibility for the research activities and leadership within the Hearing Therapeutics Research Group at Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA).
  • Contribute to the research culture of the relevant domain within the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.
  • Exceed performance and leadership in furtherance of the strategic goals of ESIA.
  • Design and carry out investigations and research-based activities in the field of;
  1. a) Ear tissue regeneration/engineering including epithelial cell and bone regeneration.
  2. b) Biomaterials development including hydrogels and scaffolds of the ear and drug release.
  3. c) Inner ear drug delivery models.
  • Work amongst researchers and clinicians at ESIA.
  • Lead the Hearing Therapeutics Research Group on existing and new research projects.
  • Recruit additional personnel, including post-doctoral scientists and students.

We are looking for someone with…

  • Doctoral qualification in relevant discipline. Cell biologist and pharmacology preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership of (integrated research) both within and across groups in academic and/or industry.
  • Established record of highly productive research outputs with regular publications and an established international reputation that aligns with the key areas of ESIA research
  • a) Ear tissue regeneration/engineering including epithelial cell and bone regeneration.
  • b) Biomaterials development including hydrogels and scaffolds of the ear and drug release.
  • c) Inner ear drug delivery models.
  • Evidence of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive grants.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable

  1. Demonstrated leadership in a research institute or university centre.
  2. Experience in commercialisation and business development.
  3. Experience in a for-profit research environment.
  4. Experience in Intellectual Property identification and management.
  5. Experience in administration and budgeting.

Why join this collaboration?

  • Join one of only 6 centres in the world to have been appointed by the World Health Organisation as a designated collaborating centre for ear and hearing care.
  • Work within a facility that provides 729sq of laboratory, clinical and administrative space.
  • A Laboratory that is currently equipped with two cell culture suites, one of which is dedicated to stem cell biology.
  • Routinely perform cellular, molecular and biochemical analyses and work within an established microscopy and image analysis suite.
  • Have access to an in-house bio resource facility, allowing for the development of preclinical models.
  • State-of-the art facilities including; flow cytometry, cell sorting, laser scanning confocal microscopy, micro-computed tomography scanning, MRI as well as various high content analysis platforms.
  • Join Curtin University ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and 9th in Australia (ARWU 2020).
  • Be part of the greater Curtin with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter, resume and address the above criteria on how you fulfil this to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter. 

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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Applications close: Tuesday 15 December 2020, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our talent team on hshumtalent@curtin.edu.au or call Lisa Kirkpatrick on 08 92664292.

Disclaimer

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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