Lecturer, Biosciences (Clinical Sciences)

at Griffith University


The School of Natural Sciences is a foundation School of Griffith University within the Sciences Group offering innovative and quality science education, combined with delivering world leading research in a diversity of areas from quantum science to drug discovery.

We offer a wide range of pioneering degree programs for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies including Aviation, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, as well as a comprehensive Bachelor of Science that offers majors in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clinical Science, Chemistry, Microbiology and Physics.

The School has an excellent research profile in the sciences and maintains close linkages with cognate research centres and institutes, with many of the academic staff in the School also being members of these research centres: Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI), Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Institute for Glycomics, Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC).

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role

The School of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to assist in the development and delivery of the School's clinically orientated courses. It is envisaged that the position could be filled by a professional with experience in the field of clinical or medical sciences.

The School of Natural Sciences offers programs and courses that are delivered to students wishing to pursue careers in graduate medicine, clinical sciences, physiology and allied health. The School offers a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Bachelor of Medical Science which are feeder programs for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). The School also offers a postgraduate course in clinical physiology with a clinical placement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach into, and participate in, courses within the clinical sciences major offered by the School of Natural Sciences. This includes the teaching and development of the following courses: Human Biology, Human Anatomy, Clinical Pathology and Human Physiology. It is also expected that the successful candidate will contribute significantly to the University's research profile by collaborating with the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), particularly in the areas of biotechnology, infectious diseases and/or molecular microbiology. There is the new Centre for Cell factories and Biopolymers (CCFB) within GRIDD set up by the recently appointed Professor Bernd Rehm. The CCFB aims to harness the capacity of biological systems to synthesise and assemble biologically active materials by applying bioengineering and synthetic biology approaches. It has a current focus on the development of particulate vaccines.

The person

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in the field of Biochemistry, Clinical Sciences or Pathology, along with relevant postdoctoral experience. You will be an innovative teacher with demonstrated tertiary teaching expertise, a proven ability to effectively convene and teach large undergraduate classes and a proven research publication record in the Biosciences.

Experience in a medical or clinical setting is desirable. However, applicants without clinical experience are also encouraged to apply.

Salary range: Lecturer, Level B: $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126,017 per annum.

Application requirements

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 at 5 pm AEST.

All applications must be submitted online.

Further information: Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Jeremy Brownlie, Deputy Head, School of Natural Sciences: j.brownlie@griffith.edu.au, +61 (0) 7 3735 7440; or Associate Professor Derek Kennedy, Discipline Head for the Biosciences: derek.kennedy@griffith.edu.au, +61 (0) 7 3735 7429.

For application queries, please contact Ms Jacquii Nicholls, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7869.

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