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Lecturer in Molecular Biology of Large Animals at THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA

  • Full-time, 4-year fixed-term role, based at the Callaghan campus
  • Academic level B
  • Use your passion for large-scale molecular biology to enhance our student experience and shape the future of animal biology research

School of Environmental and Life Sciences | B-level | Full time | Fixed term of 4 years | Callaghan

Our vision of becoming a world-class university for our regions will require passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region and to bring their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and the first university in the world to partner for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded in the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive approach and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The College of Engineering, Science and the Environment is a world-class center for science and technology research and innovation. The School of Environmental and Life Sciences (SELS) is the College’s largest school, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The school maintains many research activities of international importance with a significant number of postgraduate research students, as well as excellent research facilities.

The integrated biology discipline in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences performed exceptionally well in the Australian Research Council’s ERA assessments, scoring a 5 (well above the global standard) for each area of ​​biological science research assessed. This included ‘Biochemistry and Cell Biology’ (scoring 5 in 2012, 2015 and 2018), ‘Microbiology’, ‘Genetics’, ‘Physiology’ and ‘Plant Biology’ scoring 5 in all four assessments undertaken between 2010 and 2018. .

Our discipline has an international reputation in 3 major areas of research, reproductive biology, microbiology and animal/plant/agro-biotech biology. Given these strengths, each research group is well supported by the University, including PC2 greenhouses, refurbished PC2 laboratories and a central analytical facilities support unit. The discipline is responsible for 2 undergraduate programs, B. Science (Biology) and B. Biotechnology, consisting of approximately 100 students, as well as postgraduate research programs that support approximately 20 students each year.

The role

Your role within the animal and plant molecular biology team will be to create links across the University, outside the immediate biology discipline, for example with researchers working in the fields of climate change, science conservation, food and beverage/wine science and human nutrition and soil and nutrient improvement. Aligning with Newcastle University’s research and education goals in this production area is an opportunity to integrate your complementary expertise and abilities into existing programs within the great school of life sciences. environment and life, while establishing links with external players in the industry.

You will work with the Animal Breeding group on a variety of translational projects aimed at improving breeding efficiency and sustainability for Australian livestock producers. Essential skills include: experience working with gametes and seminal plasma in the laboratory, molecular analyzes (proteomics and transcriptomics) and understanding of bioinformatics platforms and pipelines, as well as successful supervision of RHD students and excellent interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with industry stakeholders.

Your role will contribute to undergraduate teaching in key areas such as agricultural and environmental biotechnology, as well as to first-year courses, helping students understand and appreciate general biology. You will have demonstrated your ability to undertake course development and coordination and will also benefit from new teaching methods (blended and active learning) that will focus on improving the student experience. You will be able to add value by contributing your academic knowledge in animal molecular biology and impacting our curriculum in this area.

This term position is full-time and will be located at the Callaghan campus (Awabakal and Worimi country).

Newcastle University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

How will you become part of our community?

You will have:

  • Demonstrated research leadership and ability to foster increased cooperation between the University and allied research affiliates.
  • Experience in securing competitive external grants, including industry research support, in animal molecular biology.
  • The ability to build an independent research program to attract undergraduate and graduate students to the discipline of biology.
  • An interest in adopting new teaching pedagogies (including blended and active learning) to enhance the student experience.
  • A desire to work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future research and teaching priorities for the discipline of biology.
  • The ability to participate in and lead activities to maintain academic standards and administrative efficiency

How will we support you?

The compensation for this position is $103,221 + 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly work environments.

For more information on our benefits (such as flexible working, discounts on private health insurance and gym memberships and salary package), please visit here.

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

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  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your university academic profile (or equivalent)
  • A cover letter ; describing your interest in the position, including contact information for at least three relevant references.
  • A statement addressing essential and desirable criteria as outlined in the attached job description (4 pages maximum)
  • Your CV.

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For further information on the position, contact Dr Geoff De Iuliis, Biology Discipline Leader, via email [email protected]

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Closing Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AEST

We are excited to look into the future with you