Associate Professor, Genomics and Bioinformatics

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Nov 2023

1 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

27 Nov 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • $162,091 - $178,393 (ALD) + 17% super per annum | Based at our Bentley Campus
  • Full time, Permanent Teaching & Research Academic opportunity
  • Join our dynamic team at Curtin University Medical School

Job Reference: 1139287

Curtin University stands tall among the world's top 1% of universities, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence (2023 QS World University Rankings). Curtin Medical School (CMS) is the cornerstone of the Faculty of Health Sciences, pioneering the only undergraduate medical degree program in Western Australia. We equip our graduates with the skills they need to meet community needs, making a difference with primary care expertise, strong leadership abilities, and the capacity to excel in inter-professional care teams.

Embark on an exciting journey with us. Curtin Medical School is where innovation thrives, where you can create and share knowledge, and find a community of educators with strong industry ties both at home and abroad.

Our mission at Curtin Medical School is: "To improve health in society through excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and global engagement with the university and global medical and bioscience communities." We're dedicated to advancing knowledge across laboratory, clinical, and community settings, offering a diverse suite of undergraduate courses and numerous opportunities for Higher Degrees by Research.

Your New Role

We're on the lookout for a proven leader in the dynamic fields of Genomics and Bioinformatics, areas rapidly expanding within the Discipline of Biomedical Sciences. In this role, you'll be a driving force for excellence in both teaching and research. With flexibility to find the perfect balance, you'll shape innovative curricula, contribute to significant research, and provide leadership within our prestigious Medical School.

You'll also:

  • Elevate Academic Service: Make a significant contribution to academic service, engagement, and the overall sense of community at our vibrant University.
  • Lead Beyond Our Walls: Take the lead in external activities related to your field and engage with our wider community.
  • Shape the Future: Play a pivotal role in school and faculty-wide initiatives.
  • Empower the Next Generation: Mentor and guide less experienced colleagues, fostering a collegial and supportive working environment.

What We're Seeking

To succeed in this role, you must:

  • Hold a Doctoral Qualification: Your expertise in Genomics and/or Bioinformatics will be the bedrock of your success.
  • Champion Excellence in Teaching: Demonstrate a history of excellence in teaching, a deep-seated commitment, and the ability to deliver high-quality educational courses.
  • Push the Boundaries in Research: Showcase a remarkable record of highly productive research outputs.
  • Secure Research Funding: demonstrated history in securing research income, including nationally competitive research grants and fellowships.
  • Lead Academically and Beyond: Show your academic leadership experience and an unwavering commitment to community engagement.
  • Mentor the Next Wave: Boast significant experience and a track record of guiding higher degree research students to success.
  • Excel at Communication: Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, fostering a supportive working environment and interacting seamlessly with students and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Please note, as this is a permanent position you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role to be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Professor Phillip Clark, Associate Dean - Curtin Medical School on [email protected] .

Why Curtin?

This is your opportunity to shape the future. Curtin University is renowned for high impact research, robust industry partnerships, and a commitment to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow. Our global presence spans Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius, creating a diverse, multicultural environment. We nurture Indigenous education and culture through our Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

At Curtin, integrity, respect, courage, excellence, and impact are part of everyday life. Our vibrant Bentley campus, situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, features an art gallery, a gym, childcare facilities, a medical centre, hotel, bus station, and a variety of food options, including a supermarket.

We promote diversity and progression, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We're dedicated to your well-being, with a focus on work flexibility and personal development opportunities.

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Ready to take the next step in your career while maintaining security as a permanent member of our team? Apply now and be the driving force of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Curtin University!

Join us

Please provide your CV and a cover letter broadly addressing the criteria (as stated on the academic role statement) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser

Applications close: Monday 27 November 2023, 4:45 pm AWST

Please note, interviews will be conducted on Monday 4 December 2023.

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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