Senior Lecturer in Biology

University of Adelaide


Senior Lecturer in Biology

Job no: 512774
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level C, Level D, Level E

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Support packages for Group Leaders from Level C (Group Leader) to Level E (Professor) available

Fixed term, full time position available for 5 years with a possibility of extension.

The South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI) has made a strategic decision to invest in building PROTAC and related research capacity to complement the existing molecular biological discovery and proteomic science expertise in South Australia.  Generous 5 year start up packages are available to fund both a senior and junior group leader and their laboratory in the Resistance Prevention Program. The senior group leader could also be considered for the Program Leader position if desired. A part-time clinical appointment for clinicians with laboratory-based research programs are also negotiable. 

For the candidate, this will include the following opportunities:

  • State-of-the-art tools and access to core equipment such as imaging, flow cytometry etc.
  • The chance to forge collaborations with experts in diverse fields in South Australia.
  • Ample professional, scientific and mentoring opportunities to develop into a highly visible future leader in their own right.
  • The opportunity to establish themselves in a new institute and to have a profound impact on the research environment.

SAiGENCI operates as an independent institute within the University of Adelaide and in alliance with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). SAiGENCI supports and promotes collaborations with other cancer research centres in Australia.  SAiGENCI aims to develop the highest quality scientific program to achieve its chief goal of making discoveries to decrease the burden of cancer, by attracting and retaining brilliant biomedical and clinical researchers.  The Institute will also have a global reach by collaborating with likeminded centres of excellence across the globe.

SAiGENCI is providing a focal point for cancer research in the South Australian Biomedical Precinct and through this, enable South Australian participation in the developing Australian network of cancer institutes, and national and international clinical trials partnerships.  In so doing, SAiGENCI aspires to develop new world-class and life-changing treatments to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

To be successful you will need:

  • Expertise in molecular and cancer biology
  • Excellent publication record.
  • Track-record of successful funding
  • Clear vision for your research program
  • Collegial and collaborative spirit

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

This application process will run until the post is filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Christopher Sweeney
Director, SAiGENCI.
P: +61 8 8313 9595

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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Advertised: 14 Sep 2023 12:00 AM
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