Lecturer, Genes and Society

Perth, Australia
20 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 to $114,250 p.a. (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Full-time position

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy futures

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University taps into global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus. From gravitational waves to the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home of Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of national teaching awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help take research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The School of Biomedical Sciences is one of five schools within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.  The School comprises six divisions, including Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health, Infection and Immunity, Genetics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Pharmacology.

The school enables researchers from diverse fields to conduct research on common themes from basic and applied sciences and is currently seeking to build on the genetic work currently undertaken at UWA on the genetic basis human diseases.

About the opportunity

You will be responsible to the Head of School of Biomedical Sciences and be an early-career researcher with post-doctoral expertise in genetic research of human health and disease.  You will work with and be mentored by other academics in human genetics to establish a research programme in a field of “genes and society”. Areas of pursuit could include the genomic basis of disease, informing clinical decision making based on genetic discoveries and providing a better understanding of the societal impact of genetics research, medico-legal issues, cultural awareness and public education

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 2 March 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Please see the position description prior to applying:

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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