Senior Lecturer In Cancer Biology

at University of Western Australia

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Rare opportunity for an outstanding teaching and research academic with a background in cancer biology
  • Level C, full-time appointment on an ongoing/tenurable basis
  • Salary range: $120,444 to $138,713 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The School of Biomedical Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia, encompasses a range of biological, medical and health science-related fields. It comprises over one hundred academic and professional staff members, plus a similar number of adjunct staff. The School's campus is geographically located next to the city's major teaching hospitals, research institutes and University medical library, creating a stimulating biomedical teaching and research environment in one of the most liveable cities on the planet.

The School is divided into the Divisions of Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, Infection and Immunity, Genetics, Regenerative and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology and Biomedical Education. The School is active in teaching undergraduate Biomedical Science across a wide range of majors and disciplines, plus has a large cohort of Honours and postgraduate research students. This includes a specific unit in Oncobiology.

The School's research facilities consist of modern, well-equipped laboratories, shared equipment resources and core services. This includes laser microdissection, imaging flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, single cell genomics and microscopy. Researchers have access to world-class animal, imaging and analytical facilities maintained centrally within the University and affiliated research institutes. Communication and collaboration between Divisions, Schools and Faculties within the University and other research institutions within the state are encouraged and supported to promote multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

Within the Division of Cancer Biology, we have research programmes in blood-based cancer monitoring, exosomes and cancer, tumour-educated platelets and single cell genomics. The academics in the Division also teach cancer pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. They also supervise Honours and higher degree by research (HDR) students.

About the opportunity

You will join a team of cancer researchers including two newly-appointed research and teaching academics working in the field of translational oncology and cancer biomarkers. As the Senior Lecturer in Cancer Biology, you will lead an externally funded research programme and conduct high quality teaching and research. You will also collaborate with other academics, scientists and clinicians working in clinical oncology and cancer biology, as well as engage with community and non-academic groups to promote their research discipline and findings. In addition, you will undertake teaching lead academic teaching units in Oncobiology, supervise research students (honours, Masters, PhD and medical students) and contribute to the academic environment of the School and collaborate with other staff within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the wider WA biomedical research community.

About the campus

We work at one of Australia's most beautiful university campuses, graced with a unique geographical location on the Indian Ocean Rim with access to unique landscapes, flora, fauna and a wealth of exciting research opportunities. In addition to facilities such as gym, library, swimming pool and childcare, we have great public transport links and end of trip facilities so you can ride, run or walk to work.

Closing date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

This position is open to international applicants.

For specific enquires contact the Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor Jeff Keelan on

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description; applicants should clearly demonstrate how they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 311964.pdf

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).



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