Lecturer, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Banyule, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jun 2023

12 May 2023
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Research Field

Biological sciences
Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

1 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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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
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Academic Level B ($102,474- $121,690) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

The Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research activities of the School in the areas of molecular-biosciences and genetics/genomics/systems biology, within the Biosciences and Food Technology Discipline.

The Lecturer is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within relevant undergraduate, Masters and Graduate Diploma programs. The Lecturer is also expected to develop and advance research activities within their field of expertise and to maintain and advance their wider scholarly and/or professional capabilities. The Lecturer will also actively develop and promote their teaching and research activities by establishing and maintaining memberships, links, and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. The Lecturer is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the academic team. The Lecturer may be responsible for course coordination.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare deliver teaching into molecular-biosciences and genetics/genomics/systems biology courses at undergraduate and/or post-graduate levels, including via online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or course materials.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination role.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in the broad area of molecular-biosciences and genetics/genomics/systems biology, which will contribute to and complement existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links. Expertise in genomics and/or microbiomes and/or bioinformatics would be of additional value.

Please view position description for further key selection criteria


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent research doctorate in molecular biology or in a relevant related research area

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School

The School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of Biosciences and Food Technology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences and Computer Science and Information Technology.

One of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. Our high-quality teaching programs inspire students to pursue careers in a range of industries including biotechnology, health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental science, banking and commerce, as well as computing and IT roles and research and development across a wide range of areas.

Details relating to the School can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/science

To Apply

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and separately address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link above.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Professor Raj Eri (Associate Dean, Biosciences & Food Technology) via email rajaraman.eri@rmit.edu.au .

Position Description - Lecturer, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Applications close on Thursday 1st June at 11:59 pm.

About RMIT University

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