Senior Lecturer, Bacteriology

Melbourne, Australia
$135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Salary: Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, and the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation, and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Department of Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of three departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences and is also an integral component of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (

It accommodates nearly 40 research laboratories which span areas including bacteriology, virology, immunology, pathology, and cancer biology, a team of dedicated teaching specialists, and the Microbiology Diagnostic Unit, a public health microbiology diagnostic laboratory.

About the Role

As part of the department’s strategic plan to build and strengthen its bacteriology discipline, we are seeking to fill two teaching and research positions; in addition to the Senior Lecturer, applications for Associate Professor / Professor in Bacteriology will be opening soon.

Along with an independent research program, you will make a major contribution to teaching in the field of microbiology as well as the associated curriculum, policy development, and administrative tasks. This will include responsibilities in specific undergraduate subjects including course coordination and the planning, implementation, and delivery of teaching activities as well as assessment approaches.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Providing scientific depth and breadth to the teaching of bacteriology and more broadly biomedicine
  • Playing a leading role in continuing to enhance the research reputation of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at national and international levels
  • Building and leading an internationally respected and productive research team with successful grant funding, collaboration, and publications

Located within the Parkville precinct, you will have access to world-leading infrastructure at the Bio21 Institute, as well as the superior equipment and resources of the Peter Doherty Institute.

About You

This role is well positioned to form productive linkages with the numerous research and health centres that are collocated within the precinct and as such, you will utilise your strong interpersonal skills to collaborate within the Department, the Doherty Institute, and the wider University precinct.

You are a natural leader and have an established track record in bacteriology, with clear potential to build a prominent and productive research program that complements the Department and Institute strengths in infection and immunity. Applicants with research programs that use innovative approaches to study host-pathogen interactions are particularly encouraged to apply.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in bacteriology or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining external research income as evidenced by competitive national and international grants
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and lead an independent research group.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Position Description0039842_Senior Lecturer_Bacteriology_PD.pdf

Applications close: 21 SEPT 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time