Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 08 Sep 2023

26 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

8 Sep 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Job no: 0041055
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.2 FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Salary: Level D – $169,094 – $186,288 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • Join a successful team in delivering and supporting teaching and learning in biochemistry within the Department and the broader School of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Join the dynamic and highly collaborative research environment of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Associate Professor to join the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology.

Working collaboratively, you will join a dynamic team in delivering and supporting teaching and learning in biochemistry within the Department and the broader School of Biomedical Sciences. You will also pursue research opportunities in the dynamic and highly collaborative research environment of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute where the Department is housed and contribute to interdisciplinary research within the School of Biomedical Science and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and wider academic community. This research will be in collaboration with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the delivery of educational programs in the form of lectures, tutorials, workshops and directing practical classes particularly in the area of cell signalling and G-protein coupled receptors.
  • Lead a successful independent research group that attracts extramural research funding and generates outputs that that are externally recognized for their excellence.
  • Collaborate effectively with others in complementary research programs to facilitate impactful and translational outcomes.

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role, you will be a dynamic and motivated individual with experience in cell signalling and structural biology, particularly in G protein coupled receptors, significant teaching experience and experience with industry. Additionally, you should possess excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • PhD or in relevant area or equivalent professional qualification. 
  • Demonstrated track record in independent and team-based research in mitochondriak disease and biology.
  • Excellent funding from national funding schemes including salary support.
  • Significant clinical linkages that allow the translation of discoveries to patient outcomes.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology has critical mass, interdisciplinary teaching and a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key themes of molecular understanding of biology and disease, translational research, drug discovery and development. The majority of the Departments research laboratories are located in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute affording excellent access to state-of-the-art technology platforms.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation  page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katie Robertson via email at , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 8 September 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0041055_Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Pharmacology_PD.pdf

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