Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Medicine

Launceston, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia. The University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.

The University of Tasmania is at a critical point in its journey experiencing one of the fastest growth periods in its history. The formation of the College of Health and Medicine will provide the optimal model to boost health and medical research performance and enable excellence in training health professionals, which together will transform health outcomes for the Tasmanian community.

We are seeking to enhance the College's ability to support continued progress in health and medical research and training of health professionals through appointment of an outstanding academic leader in the School of Health Sciences.

Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Medicine will:

  • Provide strategic senior leadership as Head of the Laboratory Medicine Program
  • Strongly associate with AIMS (or other relevant body) and nurture close collaboration with industry, government agencies, and health and education sectors
  • Build a cross-faculty program of internationally acknowledged research into one or more key discipline areas such as haematology and transfusion science, clinical chemistry, immunology and/or microbiology

Applicants will have a PhD in a relevant laboratory medicine discipline together with an internationally recognised research profile. Proven ability as an academic leader, mentor and team builder, demonstrated excellence in course development and delivery, superior communication and relationship skills, innovative and strategic thinking are considered essential.

Appointment to Associate Professor will be at a Level D continuing (tenured) role with the requirement that the appointee fulfil the leadership role of Director for a period of five years' renewable. The position will be located in Launceston. Appointment will be at Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $172,089 comprising a base salary within the range of $134,000 to $147,058 plus 17% superannuation. An attractive relocation package may also be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The closing date for applications is 28 January 2017. For further information regarding this position please contact Professor Dominique Geraghty Head, Associate Head of Learning & Teaching (Health Sciences) on 61 3 6324 5488 or email

Applications must as a minimum include a résumé, a cover letter, location preference and responses to the position criteria contained in the position description. Applications for this position should be made via the University of Tasmania website at

A copy of the Position Description can be found on the University of Tasmania Careers Page.