Senior Academic Opportunity (School of Biological Sciences)

Monash University
Monash University, Monash (AU)
Attractive Salary + benefits
September 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


International, excellent, enterprising and inclusive, Monash is Australia’s largest university – with 70,000 students from more than 170 countries – an education and research powerhouse committed to the great challenges of the age. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities, Monash has a reputation for innovation through research collaboration and engagement with industry, and the strongest international competitive research funding record of any Australian university.

Athena SWAN Charter

The School of Biological Sciences is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. This is an important first step in affirming women within the school, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena SWAN Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Monash University is invested in increasing the representation of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged. 

The Opportunity

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual wishing to progress their academic career in genetics/genomics and/or developmental biology as a Senior Academic.

Genetics/genomics and developmental biology should be interpreted broadly and may for example, include animal, plant or microbial biology and may encompass specific areas including, but not limited to, epigenetics/gene regulation, bioinformatics, cellular and developmental genetics, functional genomics, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular pathology, and reproductive biology.

The School of Biological Sciences, and Monash University as a whole, is a world leader in research and teaching and committed to providing a better future for the globe. The successful applicant will be housed in high-quality research facilities, provided with an attractive recruitment package and employment conditions, and given access to world class research infrastructure including: genomics and bioinformatics support, a broad range of high end microscopy, green houses, state of the art model organism facilities, antibody and recombinant protein production and histological services.

This exciting and challenging senior position requires an appointee capable of:

  • leading innovative and transformative research initiatives
  • raising the profile of Biological Sciences within the University
  • building a strong and cohesive multi-disciplinary group that fosters collaboration
  • supporting the development and teaching of biology broadly in undergraduate courses and postgraduate degrees
  • dynamically engaging with industry, government and community organisations, including academic and professional societies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong reputation in Biological Sciences and a capacity to show scientific leadership of high impact research and an in-depth knowledge of stakeholder needs. 


The appointment will be made at the level appropriate to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be on a continuing basis. 

The Benefits

Attractive Remuneration.

Relocation travel and expenses, as well as salary packaging options are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements. 


Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to:

Professor Moira O’Bryan, Head of School, telephone +61 3 9905 5650 


To view a detailed Position Description and to submit an application, please visit:

Closing date

Sunday 22 October 2017, 11.55pm AEST

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation.