Diabetes NSW Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Medical School - Central Charles Perkins Centre
Reference No: 1321/0816

  • Prestigious and well supported opportunity in diabetes research
  • Located within state-of-the-art research facilities in the University’s Charles Perkins Centre
  • Full-time fixed term for five years, remuneration package: Academic Level C – Level D $143K-$190K p.a. which includes $121K-$161K base salary; leave loading and up to 17% superannuation; a clinical loading of up to $32K will also be paid where eligible

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

Sydney Medical School has established a Diabetes NSW academic position funded through a donation by Diabetes NSW. The position is to be located in the University’s newly established Charles Perkins Centre, a unique multidisciplinary centre dedicated to easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The appointee will be a member of the Central Clinical School within Sydney Medical School.

Applications are now invited from highly motivated clinical researchers with a strong emerging track record of diabetes research. .

You will have access to the Charles Perkins Centre’s RPA Clinic and multidisciplinary research programs as well as the University’s network of teaching hospitals. You will be expected to establish and lead multidisciplinary research projects in diabetes prevention and care and related disorders, to work collaboratively with both clinical and basic researchers, teach in educational programs relevant to diabetes and its management as well as supervise postgraduate research students. You will be expected to play a role in the delivery of diabetes care and prevention in the Sydney Local Health District.

You will be part of a rich multidisciplinary community in which innovative thinking is encouraged. This is an opportunity to lead cross-disciplinary research that translates into real-world solutions.

In this role you will:

  • create and maintain an internationally competitive research program to improve the prediction, prevention and integrated management of diabetes
  • contribute to the development of a vibrant multi-disciplinary collaborative research and teaching agenda for diabetes in Sydney Medical School and the Charles Perkins Centre
  • contribute to improving diabetes care in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Sydney Local Health District and provide leadership in the delivery of clinical services, as agreed with Head of Department of Endocrinology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and relevant clinical stream Directorate of Sydney Local Health District
  • contribute to leadership in diabetes policy formation and implementation nationally and internationally through working with government and non-government agencies
  • undertake such teaching and other duties as are agreed with the Head of the Central Clinical School,Sydney Medical School and the Charles Perkins Centre Academic Director.

To succeed in securing this position you will have:

  • a PhD or higher doctorate in a relevant area
  • a degree in medicine, registerable by AHPRA
  • Fellowship or eligibility for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with a subspecialty in diabetes and endocrinology
  • A nationally recognised leadership in research leading to improvements in the outcomes of diabetes – established at Level D; developing at Level C
  • a publication record and track record in securing research grants relevant to diabetes judged relative to opportunity over the past 5 years
  • national recognition as having expertise in research and clinical practice related to diabetes at Level C; International recognition at Level D
  • demonstrated commitment to excellence in university-led education in particular to development of education programs relevant to diabetes
  • the capacity to supervise and support postgraduate research students
  • outstanding communication skills in the area diabetes education and research, with demonstrable expertise in communication at multiple levels including the lay public.
  • a documented track record of working with industry
  • demonstrated leadership skills and evidence of highly effective interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with clinicians, researchers, the health sector and other external stakeholders
  • demonstrated commitment to excellence in professional service.

It is also expected that you will build close and ongoing research and communication links with Diabetes NSW to enable the organisation to remain fully informed of progress and breakthroughs in the research into diabetes.

This is an opportunity for a researcher with a strong upward research trajectory to provide significant leadership in linking the Sydney Medical School with the University’s initiatives in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to commencing in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11pm 14 November 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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