Professor in Bio/Nano Hybrid Materials

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
25 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Faculty of Science

Job Summary

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.  

About the role

The Initiative for Biomedical Materials & Devices (IBMD) aims to transform advances in photonics and materials into revolutionary biomedical technologies. IBMD’s research on biomedical devices directly addresses the current and future needs of health professionals and patients. In 2017, we plan to establish the 4th research theme in hybrid bio/nano materials for personalized medicine.

This new theme will join the other three research themes by integrating the advanced materials and devices to develop new tools and reagents, for three-step precision in personalized medicine.  This position is set to attract a world-class research leader to co-direct IBMD. You will be an outstanding researcher of international repute and will play a significant, sustained leadership and mentoring role in building IBMD's internationally competitive research capacity in bio-/nano-chemistry, and hybrid materials leading to transformational research outcomes for biomedical devices.

You will adopt an integrated academic profile within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and will contribute to the research, teaching, engagement and leadership activities of the Discipline. You will be expected to actively contribute to the continued growth of the Physics and Material Sciences at UTS, with the goal of attracting external funding, either individually or through collaboration. You will also be expected to play an active role in recruiting and supervising honours and HDR students.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • doctoral qualifications or equivalent experience in an area relevant to the Physics, Chemistry or Engineering.
  • comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in one or several of these areas: Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Biomedical materials, Photonics materials, Hybrid materials, and Analytical chemistry.
  • demonstrated internationally recognised track record of research excellence
  • demonstrated involvement in the wider academic and professional community
  • a record of success in securing major internationally competitive research grants
  • the capacity for leadership with an ability to foster and develop skills in others.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $179,363 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a continuing, full-time basis.

How To Apply

Please click on the apply button to be taken to the advertisement on our careers page where you will find links with instructions on how to apply and the full position description.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 11.59pm (AEST)

UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, the Australian trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.

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