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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

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Associate Professor - Biomedical Science

Apply now Job no: 494098
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Science - Biomedical

The University of Canberra Faculty of Science and Technology is seeking to recruit a Biomedical Science researcher who will establish an independent research program within the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions (CResTS). You will have an outstanding national and international reputation as a leader with an internationally recognised track record of research in a related discipline.

CResTS brings together internationally recognised basic and clinical researchers within the area of health and medical science with the aim to create a translational hub for the development of novel treatments for medically significant diseases, and the movement of these treatments from bench to bedside. With the University’s expanding focus on health and medical research, CResTS members have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, health facilities and patient cohorts on-campus that allow for strong interdisciplinary collaborations and a competitive advantage in this research space. CResTS encompasses research excellence in three areas within the overarching theme of healthy aging. These areas are infectious disease, ocular disease, and cardiovascular disease.

You will provide leadership and strategic direction in fostering excellence in teaching and learning, research, and professional engagement in the School. Reporting to the Head of School (Science), you are expected to make significant contributions to all activities of the Faculty, the School and related inter-disciplinary areas, in keeping with the broad direction of the University’s strategic plan. You will have a track record in molecular and cellular biology in one or more of the three focus areas and/or development and application of quantitative methods on large genomic datasets, visualisation and interpretation of genomic data, and systems-based research integrating diverse -omics platforms.

Building upon a strong foundation laid down during its formative years and impressive successes of the past decade, the University of Canberra is at the cusp of launching itself into an ambitious future. The University’s strategic plan, ‘Distinctive by Design’ weaves together three overarching themes: Empowerment of our diverse people, Distinctive teaching and research, An enriched living-learning environment on our Canberra campus and global locations.

Please note this is an ongoing full-time opportunity as an Associate Professor Level D with a salary range of $142,438pa - $156,668pa plus 17% Super.

This is your opportunity to contribute to the remarkable success of this young University, named in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, placed in the 193rd position of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and the fastest rising university in the world.

If you are a proven academic leader looking for an inclusive work environment and an employer recognised as “Employer of Choice for Gender Equality” by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the twelfth consecutive year, then this is the opportunity for you. Within our flexible and understanding work environment with family-friendly policies you also have access to our on-site gym, medical services, supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Reena Ghildyal, Head of School, Science on 6201 5755 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 3 November 2019

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