Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Immunology/Infectious Disease

Townsville, Australia
22 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Join a dynamic team of professionals to deliver innovative teaching & research of immunology into multiple programs offered across the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.

  • Work for a world-leading University
  • Unprecedented research opportunities
  • Work in a great team environment with dedicated, professional colleagues
  • $89,859 - $125,429 plus 17% superannuation

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Immunology / Infectious Disease to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A continuing appointment, this position is based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical north Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.

About the position                   

Joining a dynamic team of professionals, you will contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of Immunology across a broad range of courses including integrated Medical and Veterinary Curricula; Biomedical Sciences; Medical Laboratory Science; Pharmacy; Nursing; and Dentistry.  You will also have unprecedented research opportunities in the discipline through collaborations between the various colleges within the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; access to the nearby Townsville Hospital; and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

Key duties:

  • Contribute to the continued development and quality assurance of the teaching of immunology;
  • Establish and grow an active research program with a focus on health issues in the tropics;
  • Recruit and supervise relevant Honours and postgraduate research and coursework students.

About you

As an enthusiastic, qualified academic you will have a PhD (or equivalent higher research degree) in a relevant area of science and will enjoy playing an active role in ensuring continuous quality improvement of curriculum, teaching resources and learning/ teaching approaches.

You will also have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the immunology / infectious disease teaching programme in the Disciple of Biomedicine;
  • Research experience and research publications in the field of immunology / infectious disease or a related area of science in international peer-reviewed journals;

About Biomedicine at JCU

The Discipline of Biomedicine is a multidisciplinary hub within the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University. The aim of the Discipline is to bring together researchers in biology and medicine, as well as clinicians and health workers from across the northern region, whose research has implications for the prevention, detection or treatment of diseases relevant to Indigenous health and the tropical communities.

Why is JCU the right career move for you?

Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focussing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • well-equipped, modern facilities including on-campus shopping, gym, pool and childcare
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests

If you are an established public health academic looking to make a valuable contribution to the success of JCU, please apply at https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies

Applications close: 8 January 2018

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