Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor

at RMIT University

  • Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor
  • Research in Neurodevelopment in Health & Disease
  • Bundoora Campus Location
  • 3-year Fixed-Term Research Position, with underlying Continuing Teaching & Research
  • Academic Level C or D (dependant on experience)
  • Competitive salary + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. RMIT University prizes diversity of thought and we are proudly an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences has a strategic focus on chronic disease and integrative health care, and has established research programs in Chronic Inflammatory & Infectious Diseases, Neurological Development in Health & Diseases, Integrative & Preventative Healthcare, and Translational Immunology and Nanotechnology.

The Role and Responsibilities

As the Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, you will join the Neurodevelopment in Health and Disease Research Program. This consists of independent but interlinked research groups with a focus on the fundamentals of brain development, neuroprotection of the brain before and after birth, the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis, adrenal/brain neuroendocrinology during postnatal development, neuro-inflammation, and pre-and postnatal effects of stress on the postnatal brain and behaviour. You will contribute to research and teaching within a School environment and work with research teams/programs and partnerships in the School. The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor is required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy that emphasises relevant and translational research. You will develop a successful new research group, preferably in an area of study that embraces the brain, neurobehavioural development, neuroplasticity, neurophysiology, neurogenetics, neural repair and/or brain ageing, with an emphasis on translational aspects to human health.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a prominent national research profile and to be considered for an Associate Professor level, will need to be able to demonstrate a strong international profile. You will have sustained success in attracting research grants relevant to the study of Neurodevelopment in Health & Disease. In addition to your research expertise you will be accomplished and successful in delivering courses/subjects to students at all levels of the higher education journey. Experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates and success in research leadership will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

To view a position description, visit and search using job reference number 575262 or for further information please contact Professor David Walker on +61 3 9925 7184 or

Applications close on Monday 22nd April 2019.

Applicants are requested to apply via the job link and separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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