Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Multiple Positions)
Classification: Academic Level B or Level C (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer)
Salary package: $103,841 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Position Description & Selection Criteria: Research Fellow & Fellow_PD & PEWER.pdf
The Research School of Biology seeks to recruit three new continuing faculty with expertise in molecular and/or cell biology that aligns with, or enhances, RSB’s research strengths in Plant Sciences (2 positions) and Biomedical Science & Biochemistry (1 position). We seek early career scientists who can demonstrate outstanding achievement relative to opportunity. With the aim of increasing diversity of staff in this area, at least 2 of the 3 appointees will identify as women or as gender diverse.
The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that:
- They are, or have the potential to become, world-class researchers in their respective fields with strong, independent research programs funded by external grants.
- They have a keen interest in teaching in areas relevant to their research.
- Their research and teaching reflects the latest theoretical, quantitative and experimental advances in their field, with a clear commitment to teaching excellence.
- They are collaborative and collegial, and accessible to colleagues, research students and undergraduates within their home Division and across the whole School.
- They have a demonstrated high-level understanding of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and a commitment to the application of these principles in a University context.
The School. The ANU Research School of Biology is home to ~50 continuing academic staff and a large number of emeritus, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers from around the world. Our fundamental and applied research spans biological systems from molecules to ecosystems, is supported by outstanding equipment, infrastructure and professional staff, and is funded by an extensive range of external grants. The School conducts research, research training (MPhil and PhD), Masters and undergraduate education across biological and biomedical sciences. The current opportunity is in two of RSB’s three Divisions (as below), the other Division being Ecology & Evolution.
We seek to attract new faculty members with the ability to scale from molecular or cellular to physiological approaches using emerging technologies to understand fundamental aspects of organismal function.
Research in the Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry covers a broad area, including within the themes of Host-Microbe Biology, Infection and Immunity and Targeted Drug Discovery, with Parasitology and Membrane Transporters and Channels being areas of particular focus and strength for several groups. Research groups use a wide range of approaches including molecular, structural and synthetic biology as well as protein and computational biophysics to study various organisms and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, malaria, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, marine sponges and Gram-negative bacteria. The groups have on-campus access to outstanding facilities, including cryo-electron microscopy, liquid handling robots for high-throughput screening, next-generation sequencing and high-performance computing. BSB faculty are also dedicated to teaching excellence, contributing to research-led teaching, particularly in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and in the biomedical field, at all undergraduate and graduate levels
Research in the Plant Sciences Division spans from genes to ecosystems, seeking to understand how plants function in agricultural and native systems. Our research integrates four main research areas: cell and developmental biology, plant energy biology and photosynthesis, ecophysiology and plant-microbe interactions. Across these areas, we embrace opportunities that link fundamental with translational research outcomes. We are supported by superb facilities for the manipulation, characterisation and growth of plants and are a leading centre for training of the next generation of plant biologists. The Plant Sciences Division has supported eight ARC Future Fellows and several DECRA fellows over the past years and provides a welcoming environment for early career researchers. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise across research and teaching in the areas of cell and developmental biology, photosynthesis and energy biology, and with a willingness to translate their science into crops.
The University / College
ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. The location points to its unique history, with ties to the Australian Federal Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. The University is consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the world.
ANU has seven academic Colleges, each comprised of a number of Schools and Research Centres specialising in a range of disciplines - both relevant and unique in Australia and our region. The ANU College of Science comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. It also serves as a base for cross-campus Institutes and Centres, including: the Centre for Advanced Microscopy; the Biological Data Science Institute; the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions; the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology; the ANU Institute for Space; and the Institute for Water Futures.
For further information, please contact:
- Research School of Biology, Professor Craig Moritz, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Professor Kevin Saliba, E: email@example.com
- Division of Plant Sciences, Professor Ulrike Mathesius, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.
In order to apply for this role please upload the following documents:
- A statement addressing each of the selection criteria and which includes:
- A one-page statement of your research vision for the next 5-10 years
- A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy
- A half-page statement on where you see potential for collaborations within RSB.
- A half-page statement on how you can contribute to building a diverse and inclusive academic environment.
- A list of your top 5 publications, each one with a short description of its contribution and impact.
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
You are encouraged to ensure your application clearly articulates any personal circumstances, which should be taken into consideration when assessing your achievements.
Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.
Closing Date: 12 June 2022