Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Analytical / Bioanalytical Chemistry

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $161,926 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0046847
Location: Parkville, Melbourne Australia
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry 
Salary:  Lecturer - Level B: AUD $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. or Senior Lecturer - Level C: AUD $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

  • Cutting-edge research and collaboration opportunities in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry/Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Inclusive team fostering diversity, with access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure platforms
  • $140,433 -$161,926 p.a., plus 17% super, and benefits!

In line with the special measure H103/2014 provided for under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC), the School of Chemistry invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who identify as women, this includes cis and trans gender women.

About the Role

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual in the field of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry or Bioanalytical Chemistry/Analytical Biochemistry. As a member of the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, you will have the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research and collaborate with renowned academics. This role offers the unique advantage of working in a diverse and inclusive team that values and actively promotes the representation of women in academia. With access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure platforms such as TrACEES and MSPF, you will have the resources necessary to develop a successful research program and attract top-notch postgraduate students. Join us in shaping the future of chemistry and make a lasting impact on both research and teaching within the School.

More information on our cutting-edge research can be found at TrACEES - and MSPF -

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct research that contributes and is complimentary to the School’s diverse research portfolio in the broad areas of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, and Bioanalytical Chemistry / Analytical Biochemistry.
  • Publish research findings in international refereed journals and present results at seminars, conferences, and meetings. 
  • Actively contribute to teaching, including the development and delivery of course materials in the area of environmental and analytical chemistry, or bioanalytical chemistry.
  • Actively participate at School and/or Faculty meetings and play a major role in planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline.

Who We Are Looking For

You are a passionate and knowledgeable individual with a strong ability to teach chemistry effectively across all university levels, particularly in environmental and/or analytical chemistry subjects. Your excellent oral and written communication skills in English allow you to engage and connect with students and colleagues. With demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills, you thrive in project management, meeting deadlines, and collaborating with other academic staff, actively contributing to the external engagement and administration activities of the School.

You will also have:

  • PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Ability to attract and supervise postgraduate (research higher degree) students, relative to opportunity.
  • Strong track record of high-quality impactful publications in leading international journals in the areas of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry or Bioanalytical Chemistry.
  • Demonstrated potential to attract (Level B) / Record of gaining (Level C) research funding from national competitive research bodies and other sources, including industry, relative to opportunity.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Your New Team – “ School of Chemistry"

The School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne has a rich legacy of excellence in teaching and research since its establishment in 1856. With a strong focus on maintaining world-class research facilities and attracting external funding, the School offers an exceptional platform for impactful scientific endeavors. As a key participant in the prestigious Bio21 Institute and with state-of-the-art laboratories, we foster interdisciplinary collaborations and strive to strengthen ties with other institutions globally. From materials design to protein chemistry, our research spans diverse areas, offering exciting opportunities for innovation at the boundaries of chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology. Our collegial environment values the contributions of all staff members, promoting inclusivity and diversity. Join us in shaping the future of chemistry and making a meaningful impact on scientific discovery and education.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

Applications close: 9 JULY 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:   0046847_Lecturer_Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Analytical_Bioanalytical Chemistry_PD.pdf