St Baker Soyer Chair of Dermatology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Research, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • ­Faculty of Medicine

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50

  • Recognised as a leader in Dermatology research

  • Newly established, endowed Professorial position

  • Based at the Translational Research Institute

About UQ

What started as Queensland's first university in 1909, with just three faculties and 83 students, has grown into university ranked in the world’s top 50 that is renowned for being a leader in teaching and research.

When you join the University of Queensland, you’re joining a community that actively strives toward creating change right across the world every day. From science and sustainability to health and humanities, our researchers are finding solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. Our award-winning teachers are recognised for empowering our students to thrive as innovative thinkers and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Even after 100 years of history and excellence, we haven’t forgotten that UQ was founded by – and for – the people of Queensland. In 2022, we launched the Queensland commitment as part of our belief that education and opportunity should be available for all Queenslanders by breaking down personal, financial and geographical barriers. It’s this commitment that re-emphasises that UQ is a place for everybody: no matter who you are, where you’re from, or what challenges you’ve faced, you can pursue your ambitions at UQ.

About This Opportunity 

The St Baker Soyer Chair of Dermatology is an outstanding opportunity to provide academic leadership in melanoma and skin cancer research. We are looking for an inspirational leader who is internationally-recognised expertise in the prevention, detection or treatment of melanoma and skin cancer. The successful candidate will build upon our significant achievements in dermatological research to develop the leading institution for clinical melanoma research in Australia and globally. They will be experienced in the leadership of high-impact research teams using multi-disciplinary approaches, translating research discoveries to the clinic and engaging with industry as well as healthcare providers.

This position will provide leadership within a large and highly collaborative research centre encompassing experts in cancer biology, immunotherapy, genomic medicine, genetic counselling, dermatopathology, whole-body imaging, artificial intelligence, data science, clinical informatics and digital health. Research in dermatology at The University of Queensland is recognised as leading in Australia and is strongly supported by research structures including:

  • The Dermatology Research Centre (DRC) within the Frazer Institute.

  • The Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID), a collaborative initiative supported by a $9.9M award from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, building research capacity towards early detection and diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers by creating a network of advanced 3D imaging technology systems across Australia.

  • The Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC), a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

  • A multistate, multidisciplinary Centre of Research Excellence for Skin Imaging and Precision Diagnosis; and a national multidisciplinary team developing a Roadmap to Melanoma Screening combining approaches of predictive modelling, artificial intelligence clinician support, consumer-led early detection, and mobile apps and digital technologies.

  • Strong underpinning support from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants.

To view detailed information on the position, including the key requirements and responsibilities, please refer to the Appointment Booklet.

What We Can Offer 

This role is a full-time, fixed term position for five (5) years. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We’ll support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here .


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Other Information 

Work Rights: Visa sponsorship is available for this appointment. 

Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.  

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion .  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]  

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close Wednesday 3rd January 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-32101).

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