Lecturer, Translational Oncology

Perth, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy futures

  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $97,310 to $115,350 p.a (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Full-time position

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.

The establishment of the “Division of Cancer Biology” is in recognition of the significant burden cancer places on society and the cutting-edge developments in our biological understanding diagnosis, monitoring and management. The Faculty will expand its profile in translational areas of cancer. The School is already active in applied and translational cancer research and has made significant achievements.

About the opportunity

The University of Western Australia is expanding its capability in Translational Oncology to enable the application of scientific discoveries into clinical practice with the aim of improving outcomes for patients with malignant diseases. You will undertake teaching, research and research supervision, contributing to the academic environment of the School and collaborating with other staff within the Faculty and with other “discovery research” scientists, clinicians and industry.

With expertise in cancer research already gained through a post-doctoral position, the School will provide further high quality post-doctoral training and supervision in the Division of Cancer Biology. Therefore, you will be well supported, provided with professional development and mentored to gain independence to establish your own area of cancer research. You will bring expertise that enhances the current research activities in the Division which include the genomic basis of cancer, blood-based monitoring and development of prognostic tools to predict patient outcome.  

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: Thursday, 3 May 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

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.