Associate Professor/Professor in Functional Proteomics

at Macquarie University

Job no: 504442

Work type: Full Time

Vacancy type: External Vacancy, Internal Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Level D/E continuing (tenured) appointment
  • Salary: From AUD$149,391 to AUD$191,804 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
  • Unique opportunity for either a Traditional Research and Teaching Academic appointment or a Technical/Industry/Commercial Academic appointment

About the Role

Our Department of Molecular Sciences is seeking an individual with the vision and capability to take a leadership role in research and discovery in functional proteomics, and as well as in either teaching or technical/industry/commercial engagement activities. It is anticipated the appointee will be closely associated with the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) which is co-located with the Department.

The appointee will be a scientist who displays a high level of academic leadership in research and is able to secure research funding from both industry and government sources. The successful applicant will play a key role on APAF’s advisory board including contributing to its governance and scientific direction. The successful appointee will promote the Department and Faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally as well as contribute to the Faculty's teaching, research and service at a national and international level.

Depending on the appointee’s capabilities and preferences, there may be an opportunity to be appointed either to a traditional Research and Teaching (R&T) role or our newly established Technical/Industry/Commercial (TIC) role (for more information refer to MSALs).

About You

To succeed in this important position, you will be an outstanding individual with proven academic leadership and expertise across a range of scholarship relating to discovery, integration, teaching, application, and leadership and citizenship (see promotion criteria).

You will have a sustained level of academic achievement and high performance in proteomics research, the analysis of post-translational modifications of proteins and the application of these technologies to important biological questions. You will be an eminent authority or emerging leader in your field and your dedication and expertise will have (or show the capacity to be) translated into impactful, real world outcomes. You will have developed innovative and impactful approaches to teaching in both the classroom and online learning environments for an R&T role or have extensive effective relationships and collaborations with the commercial sector for a TIC role.

Your networks will illustrate your ability to work collaboratively with scientists across sectors and disciplines. Your successful track record of attracting funding through industry or government sources, and your collaborative and collegial approach to working with others, will enable you to perform effectively across different sectors to solve important problems that our world faces.

You will enhance our current internationally recognised activity in proteomics as applied to medical and agricultural problems, including the role of protein post-translational modifications, as well as that of protein abundance, synthesis and localisation.

You will be aligned with Macquarie’s longstanding commitment of advancing equity and diversity principles. Your proven track record of developing trust, building commitment, modelling core university values and fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation and excellence will enable you to succeed in this role.

About Us

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Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Department of Molecular Sciences, in which the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) is located, consists of staff with a strong track record of collaboration and has one of the few research groupings that bring together a whole systems approach to biological problems. The research interests of the Department of Molecular Sciences span the chemical and biomolecular sciences yet are unified by the common theme of working at the interface of these traditional subjects with other disciplines.

Facilities and Resources

As a valued member of our Department of Molecular Sciences, you will have laboratory facilities based in the department and access to existing core department resources and infrastructure which include the extensive mass spectrometry facilities available within APAF as well as cutting edge technologies in molecular cell biology, genomics, glycomics, immunology, chemistry and biochemistry, NMR, optical, and Raman spectroscopies, microscopy, material science, protein structure analysis and biotechnology. The appointee will also benefit from the strong bioinformatics and statistical support available from scientists within APAF.

Click here to find out more about the Department of Molecular Sciences and here for APAF.

For further information about this role, please refer to the Candidate Brochure.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter (of no more than 4 pages) responding to the essential and desirable selection criteria and providing examples of relevant experience and achievements.


  • Hold a PhD in a suitable discipline, with significant contributions to scholarship and research in Proteomics and their post translational modifications, which have resulted in a research impact in your field and peer recognition at a national or international level
  • Demonstrated academic leadership, or capacity for academic leadership, in the international proteomic community including involvement in prominent advisory boards or steering committees
  • A sustained track record in winning nationally competitive and/or industry research funding
  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration and/or enabling multidisciplinary collaborations within a department, faculty, university and/or the wider community
  • Demonstrated track record of building trust, nurturing, supporting, mentoring and ensuring the professional development of staff and students
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and advancing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity in STEMM workplaces

Additional Essential for a Research and Teaching Academic

  • Effective delivery of research-led university learning and teaching and a strong track record of effective communication with students and researchers

Additional Essential for a Technical or Industry Academic

  • Recognised leadership in, and a sustained track record, of adding value to an institution (or university) arising from sustained and durable industry, government or community engagement activities or partnerships

Salary Package: Level D from AUD$149,391 to AUD$164,321 or Level E from AUD$183,147 to AUD$191,804 per annum, plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

For a confidential discussion, please contact Professor Alison Rodger, Head of Department via e-mail or call + 61 2 9850-8264 Applications Close: Sunday 31 March 2019 at 11:55pm EST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

Advertised: 20 Feb 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 31 Mar 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Sydney New South Wales Australia

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