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Principal Scientist in Microbiology position Austin Health Melbourne

Applications close 24th March 2017

Professor and Head/Chair of Inflammation

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow

About the role
An exciting new partnership between  UTS and the Centenary Institute, the Centre for  Inflammation Research has led to the creation of a new position that will see you charged with establishing a globally recognised program of inflammation research.

Reporting into the Dean of Science (UTS) in the first instance, with strong informal reporting lines to the Director of ithree at UTS and to the Executive Director (Centenary Institute), you will play a crucial role in helping the faculty build upon existing research strengths and further understanding the interface between infectious disease, inflammation and immunology.

Physically based at the Centenary Institute, you will be tasked with creating an interdisciplinary research centre; seeking research funding from national, international government and industry sources, supervising higher degree students, and disseminating research results through high quality peer-reviewed publications.

UTS prides itself on providing a collegiate environment for all staff and you will work in a progressive environment with a group of pioneering researchers passionate about making a difference and solving real world problems


About the ithree institute and the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at UTS is one of the largest faculties at UTS in terms of total academic and support staff.

The ithree institute is a growing centre for excellence in research into mitigating the negative impacts of microbes on human and animal health, with particular emphasis on tackling the complex and urgent global health and food security threats associated with the spread of antimicrobial resistance in our environment.

ithree has key strengths and capabilities that make it well placed to contribute to international efforts and has a strong record in research translation. Our work is enabled by the use and development of cutting-edge technologies  in cell imaging, proteomics, Next Gen sequencing and genomics. This includes the world-leading Microbial Imaging Facility, with super resolution capabilities.

ithree researchers also have access to the UTS Data Arena which allows researchers to visually immerse themselves in their microscopy data. Our ability to generate knowledge and develop new tools, diagnostics and treatments will help to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by infectious diseases.


About the Centenary Institute
The Centenary Institute is an independent medical research institute specialising in understanding disease mechanisms and finding cures in the areas of cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The Centenary is located adjacent to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre of Sydney University. It has a proud history of research and translation achievements and most recently it opened the ACRF Cancer Research Centre.

About you.
You will be a seasoned academic leader and researcher of international repute in the area of inflammation or chronic diseases, with a particular interest in working on infectious diseases.   With a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences, you will see yourself as an effective communicator able to liaise with stakeholders at a range of levels within the University and Centenary Institute. Whilst this is first and foremost a research role you will be an inspirational leader able to mentor other academics and students.


Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range:$179,363 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17%superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a fixed term full-time basis for 5 years.

How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC88137 please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - these can be found by clicking here. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC88137.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  March 31st 2017 11.59pm (AEST)

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases

Sydney Medical School – Westmead and the Marie Bashir Institute 

Reference no. 460/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and expertise in infectious diseases
  • Full-time or part-time (0.8FTE), fixed term for three years

About the opportunity 

The Sydney Medical School is part of the University's Faculties of Health, the largest and most comprehensive grouping of health and medical education and research in the Asia Pacific region. The Westmead Clinical School offers comprehensive teaching, training and research opportunities through its staff and affiliates, its colocation with three major medical research institutes, the Children’s Hospital, Westmead and its hosting flagship University-wide multi-disciplinary research initiatives.

The Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity is a multidisciplinary, multi-faculty Institute with members located on the University of Sydney’s Westmead, Camperdown and affiliated health campuses and the Camden Veterinary campus. Its goal is to reduce the impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases on human and animal health, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to a research and teaching role in infectious diseases and medical microbiology. You will have the opportunity to develop independent researchin infectious diseases, pathogenomics or translational microbiology research in an area of importance to emerging infectious diseases or mycology.

You will teachmedical students in the MD program in problem or team-based learning and clinical tutorials. You will also contribute to our masters programs and seminars relevant to the MBI; and mentor, train and supervise postgraduate students.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated academic who has:

  • a strong track record in research relevant to emerging infectious diseases (clinical infectious diseases, pathogen genomics, epidemiological, microbiological or translational research) with a PhD in relevant area
  • experience in teaching of undergraduates or graduate students in infectious diseases or medical sciences
  • a high level of leadership, communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with evidence of and ability to work productively both independently and co-operatively with colleagues of similar and different professional backgrounds
  • a record of peer-reviewed publications of high quality.


  • experience teaching medical (clinical) students
  • practice of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology
  • a medical degree registerable in NSW
  • a record of success in collaborative research.

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you will be expected to demonstrate a higher degree of academic leadership and collaboration in research and teaching within your area of expertise.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11 pm 10 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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