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Lecturer, Clinical Genome Variant Analysis (Online)

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 – $136,136 p.a (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Job no: 0060697
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.2 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Paediatrics - Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • In this role you will embrace new and innovative teaching modalities and methodologies to effectively and efficiently meet students’ educational needs in clinical genetics and genomics. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Lecturer in Clinical Genome Variant Analysis will make a significant contribution to the teaching, supervision and assessment of the Master of Genetic Counselling and the Master of Genomics and Health (nested suite) postgraduate coursework students. The appointee will contribute to the Department’s teaching administration and actively promote the discipline.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • ADD Subject coordination for CGVA coursework subjects for Master of Genomics and Health students
  • Providing training and support for Master of Genetic Counselling students with regard to CGVA within existing genetics and counselling subjects.
  • Assistance with the development of the genetic curricula across both programs.
  • Further development of educational opportunities (award and non-award) in the area of CGVA.
  • Involvement with successful evaluation of subjects and student recruitment.

Who We Are Looking For

You will utilise your demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with academic and professional staff from a range of disciplines. Your understanding of the need to focus on achieving the strategic aims of the course in alignment with relevant professional bodies and alongside the values and mission of the University of Melbourne will come in handy when evaluating tasks to ensure the timely delivery of activities to meet deadlines.

You will also have:

  • Undergraduate qualification in a relevant area.
  • Evidence of training/experience in variant interpretation at a senior level.
  • Commitment to education delivery and assessment in a variety of settings.
  • Awareness and experience of a scholarly approach to teaching and learning.
  • An understanding of the needs of postgraduate students with an ability and willingness to counsel students as required.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD. Please contact Professor Jan Hodgson with any questions –

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 is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Paediatrics

The Department of Paediatrics plays a pivotal role in the life of the Royal Children’s Hospital with its members being actively involved in policy development and senior management. Members of the Department make major contributions to the development of child and youth health policy and to broader aspects of health policy at a national and state level.
Working with its partners, The Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the University’s Department of Paediatrics’ vision for the Royal Children’s Hospital campus is to be an integrated research, teaching and clinical institute (and environment) with the overall aim of benefiting child and adolescent health.

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

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact katie Robertson via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 1 January 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description:  0060697- Lecturers in Clinical Genome Varient Analysis -PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

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*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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