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Lecturer (Microbiology and Immunology)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$108,509 – $128,404 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

UWA School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Join a vibrant community of microbiologists shaping the global response to infectious disease pandemics
  • Contribute to a dynamic academic environment driving innovation into commercial development opportunities
  • Level B, full-time appointment on an ongoing / tenurable basis
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The School of Biomedical Sciences comprises four disciplines, including Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Science, and Pharmacology and Toxicology. The School is very active in teaching undergraduate Biomedical Science and Medical students across a wide range of majors and disciplines, plus has a large cohort of Honours and postgraduate research students, including students enrolled in the Master of Infectious Disease program. The Marshall Centre consists of 30 research staff and academics, focussing on genomics and epidemiology, novel diagnostic technology and intervention strategies aimed at improving responses to infectious diseases. It contains a multi-disciplinary team of experts in infectious diseases, synthetic biology and synthetic chemistry.

About the opportunity

This position will undertake independent teaching and research in the area of Microbiology and Immunology. Key responsibilities will include the contribution to the delivery and development of new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate education programs in microbiology and immunology, coordinate and manage units related to your field of expertise and help supervise Masters and Honours students in microbiology-related research projects within the School.

You will be expected to establish and promote a sustainable research program aligned with the research domain of infection and immunopathology. Applicants in the fields of infectious diseases virology, host pathogen interactions, novel therapeutic strategies, and computational biology (including bioinformatics) in infectious disease are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this opportunity you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to Microbiology or Immunology or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • Strong track record in research as evidenced by scholarly publications in peer reviewed journals and funding success relative to opportunity
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver and assess effective and innovative teaching to undergraduate students, relative to opportunity
  • Experience in the supervision or co-supervision of Honours and HDR students
  • A track record in excellence in research as evidenced by high quality peer-reviewed journal articles and strong citations, relative to opportunity
  • Some evidence of successful competitive funding applications 
  • Ability to relate well to staff and students and contribute to activities such as team and school meetings, strategic planning and program development

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION Level B (TR) - Microbiology and Immunology_jk (1).pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria in the position description.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 22 April 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Charlene Kahler at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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