Associate Professor of Neuroimmunology

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Queen Victoria Building, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Exciting opportunity for a research active medical practitioner with specialty training in Neurology and a PhD in neuroimmunology

  • Full time, continuing teaching and research Associate Professor of Neuroimmunology position based at Concord Clinical School, Sydney Medical School

  • Offering a base salary from $166,939 + 17% superannuation + clinical loading

About the opportunity

Formed in 1856, Sydney Medical School (SMS) is the oldest medical school in Australia, with a cohort of around 1200 medical students undertaking a four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program, in addition to postgraduate coursework students undertaking a wide range of master’s degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate courses, and higher degree research students. SMS is one of seven academics schools the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The faculty is organized in three metropolitan precincts. SMS is comprised of six metropolitan clinical schools three rural clinical schools and a GP clinical school. where students undertake the majority of the program. This role will be based in Concord Clinical School of Sydney Medical School, and in the Faculty’s Central Sydney Precinct: Patyegarang. Concord Clinical School has the full clinical, teaching and research staff resources of the Concord Repatriation General Hospital and the ANZAC Research Institute of Sydney Local Health District.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Neuroimmunology to lead a program of independent research and contribute to teaching and leadership of Concord Clinical School reporting to the Head of Clinical School. The successful applicant must already hold an appointment as a Specialist Neurologist in Sydney Local Health District, and have demonstrated success as lead Chief Investigator in competitive grant schemes including the NHMRC.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • make high level contributions to the academic community in research, education and or higher degree research supervision at the Concord Clinical School, Medical School and Faculty Central Sydney Precinct under the direction of the Head of Clinical School.

  • in your LHD role, perform fractional clinical duties in your area of Neuroimmunology reporting to your Clinical Head of Department.

About you

  • Be a medical practitioner registered in NSW with AHPRA recognised specialist qualifications in Neurology with a current clinical position within the Sydney Local Health District (Concord Hospital).

  • have completed a PhD in the field of Neuroimmunology related diseases

  • demonstrate the pursuit of academic research of national and international significance in neuroimmunology with evidence of an outstanding track record including success in peer reviewed grant funding schemes as lead Chief Investigator and markers of esteem (e.g. awards), and with a developed network of relationships with academic, consumer / advocacy, industry and / or professional organisations, partners and stakeholders

  • have demonstrated experience in teaching and learning, including research student supervision, MD teaching in the field of neurology

  • have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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