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Associate Professor / Professor, John Curtin School of Medical Research

Canberra, Australia
$154,217 - $201,449 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

Identified position - female only

Classification: Academic Level D/E
Salary package: $154,217 - $201,449 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arraignments working on our beautiful green campus and working remotely
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. The ANU is one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements.
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus

A Diverse and Inclusive team

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here) We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks. To find out more, please click here

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and Psychology, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The area

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is a leading centre of medical research in Australia with research addressing fundamental biomedical problems of significance to human disease. JCSMR provides state of the art resources to support research in the discipline of Immunology. World class animal facilities are provided by the Australian Phenomics Facility housed in the Hugh Ennor Building, adjacent to the main JCSMR building. We also boast outstanding platform facilities for flow cytometry and high throughput/single-cell sequencing.

The Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) at JCSMR is a highly collaborative and high-performing department. Members of the division have strong track records in both discovery science and bench-to-bedside research. Funding comes from a diverse range of sources, and we are highly successful in obtaining NHMRC, ARC and MRFF funding including prestigious fellowship support. Groups in IID have particular strengths in innate immunity, the genetics of immunodeficiency and autoimmunity, host defence against infectious diseases and B cell biology. IID also supports undergraduate teaching in human genetics, immunology and virology. To find out more about the Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, please click here

The position

Identified Position: Female and Female Identifying applicants.

The successful candidate may come from any area of Immunology, from Discovery to Translation, but need to be able to articulate how they will intersect with and extend existing areas of strength. They will be required to actively seek and secure significant external funding to support major research initiatives. As a senior member of the Division, potentially appointable as Head, they will be responsible for supporting research, supervision and teaching performance and culture in IID. Their leadership will include a strong focus on equity and diversity. More broadly, it is expected that they undertake work in all three areas of academic activity – research, education and service (including outreach) and work collaboratively to make a contribution to the overall intellectual life of the School, College and University.

This is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure.

About you

The successful candidate will have a track record of leading impactful research in the area Immunology and/or Infectious Diseases. They are expected to possess advanced academic qualifications, broad expertise and deep knowledge in the relevant discipline area. They should possess leadership skills in order to foster excellence in that field of research within the university and the discipline.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

For further information about this position please contact Professor Ian Cockburn, Head of Division, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at or Professor Graham Mann, Director John Curtin School of Medical Research at

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which 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 at: Feb 18 2024 at 23:55 AEDT

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