Head of School, Biomedical Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
02 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an inspiring and dynamic leader to take charge of one of Australia′s premier schools in Biomedical Sciences. In this role, you will need to demonstrate strategic acumen, a love of collaboration, and experience building interdisciplinary partnerships. You should have a deep understanding of contemporary issues in higher education and health, and a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and safety.

As the successful candidate, you′ll be responsible for leading an exciting and vibrant school, and you′ll work closely with staff across the university as well as with government, industry, community, and professional representatives. We′re looking for someone who can help sustain and enrich partnerships in line with the Faculty of Health's strategy. If you are ready to shape the future of teaching, research, and engagement in Biomedical Sciences, we want to hear from you.

Real world impact

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real world focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

Our School of Biomedical Sciences offers cutting-edge undergraduate degree programs in Medical Laboratory Science and Biomedical Science, including double degrees with Law, Business and Mathematics. We emphasise practical skills as well as theoretical instruction in contemporary learning spaces and labs.

Our students gain valuable experience through Work Integrated Learning, Vacation Research programs, and postgraduate Honours options. We're expanding our postgraduate programs to bridge students to our research programs, including our postgraduate degree program in Diagnostic Genomics and a new vertical degree, B. Biomedical Science/Master of Data Analytics.

Our research program is structured around major Centres focused on inter-disciplinary research programs, providing world-class facilities and close alignment to healthcare, translational opportunities, and industry drivers. Current research areas include Cancer, Immunology and Infection Control, Genomics and Personalised Health, and Microbiome Research.

Our research-informed curriculum in Anatomical Sciences, Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Human Biochemistry, and Infectious Diseases is supported by close inter-Faculty collaboration with other major research strengths including data science, cell and tissue engineering, and biomedical technology. Join us in making an impact in the field of Biomedical Sciences.

What you need to succeed

You will demonstrate:

  1. Demonstrated strong leadership and organisational performance
  2. Experience in managing large-scale teams, resources and driving innovation
  3. International recognition for excellence in research and/or scholarship
  4. Proven ability to lead strategic learning, teaching and academic research
  5. Substantial skills in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships
  6. Effective response to contemporary issues in higher education and health
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive team culture in complex environments
  8. Knowledgeable of equal employment opportunity, equity principles, and workplace health and safety, with a demonstrated commitment to implementation.

Careers at QUT

Our culture is vibrant, inspiring and challenging. It′s a world where like-minds come together with a commitment to making a real world difference, no matter what the area of expertise.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

At QUT, our values reflect what we believe in, and what is important to us as an organisation. They capture our strengths, our distinctiveness and sit alongside the priorities outlined in our Connections, and guide our decisions and actions.

We aim to inspire and shape the future with talented students and staff from diverse communities, united by our core values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Innovation.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group 
Phone: +61 3 9654 3288
Email: applications@insightgroup.com.au

Your submission should include:

  • A cover letter articulating your vision for the role
  • A comprehensive CV; and
  • A written response (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria to outline your interest and suitability for the role.

Reference number: 23237

Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 5 years

Remuneration: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Location: Gardens Point

Applications Close: 11-Apr-2023

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