Henry Baldwin Research Fellow in Multiple Sclerosis

University of Tasmania
Hobart, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania is one of Australia's leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence. In an exciting opportunity, we are currently recruiting for a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) researcher to join our team in our MS flagship research program. The Henry Baldwin Research Fellow in MS (Level B) / Henry Baldwin Senior Research Fellow in MS (Level C) will undertake MS research in an area of expertise that complements current research strengths within our flagship program.

Funds in the order of $25k will be provided annually to the incumbent as research support. The incumbent will have the ability to direct this funding to areas that will enable and encourage high level MS research to be undertaken.

In the role you will:

  • Meet and exceed the performance expectations laid down in Opening UTAS to Talent including the preparation of scientific publications, reviews, and technical chapters, and present conference/seminar papers related to that research, supervise research by higher degree students to completion, thereby meeting the University's research performance expectations for Level B/C and the Menzies Productivity Statement for this level.
  • Undertake high-quality multiple sclerosis research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure, or have the ability to secure external competitive grant, fellowship and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise higher degree research students to completion.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.
  • Provide, or have the ability to provide, academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and increasingly in supporting the career development of more junior staff.
  • Contribute to internal development at Menzies through involvement in Institute planning activities and active membership of selected Institute committees and community engagement activities.

You will be employed on a full-time basis for an initial fixed term of five years.

To be considered, you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a field relevant to the research topic, or a suitable specialist fellowship in neurology, with demonstrated academic merit in the field appropriate to a level B/C.
  • Strong evidence of sustained, high quality research output, including the publication of scholarly papers in high quality peer reviewed journals.
  • Depending on the level, success in achieving competitive grant funding, commercial consultancies and other sources of research funding that satisfies the performance expectations for this level as outlined in Opening UTAS to Talent: the UTAS Academic.
  • Experience in establishing effective relationships and promoting research with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing research leadership, including supervising and training research staff and students in a multi-disciplinary team environment and achieving a high level of HDR completions.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B/C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $150,401 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 to $128,548 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Alison Venn, Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Alison.Venn@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 7706.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2017