Lecturer (Level B) in Biotechnology
About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.
We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.
Griffith Sciences is one of the four academic groups of the University and has an international reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, research and professional practice. The Group hosts three schools – Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology and Environment and Sciences along with five research institutes and three centres.
The School of Environment and Science offers a comprehensive range of environmental and science programs. From 2019 these will incorporate options to combine data science with the common science majors to better equip our graduates for the digitally enabled workplace of the future.
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), part of Griffith Sciences, is dedicated to developing innovative new solutions for devastating conditions including cancer, drug resistance and infectious disease. To achieve this our research leaders innovate at the cutting-edge of chemistry and biology. GRIDDs core values are excellence, integrity, collegiality and respect, while GRIDD is a champion of gender equity in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.
The recently established Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers (CCFB) within the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) is focussed on developing innovative bio-based materials to provide solutions for global health (e.g. infectious diseases, cancer) and environmental (e.g. pollution, energy) challenges. Our research programs are based on and supported by unique core resources and an advanced equipment base.
We are currently looking for an ambitious motivated scientist to establish a productive research program within the Centre of Cell Factories and Biopolymers (CCFB). The primary focus of this role is to research and develop innovative bio-based materials for medical and/or industrial applications. This role includes supervision of higher degree students as well as a contribution to undergraduate teaching in the School of Environment and Science. Success in this role requires collaboration with the CCFB team, and external collaborators.
The position will commence with a predominantly Research profile with the Centre for the initial three years. Future work allocations will be reviewed and in alignment with the operational and student-centered requirements of the School.
This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.
The successful appointee will have a PhD in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biology or similar field. Demonstrated experience in conducting collaborative research in multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional teams and are familiar with synthetic biology approaches toward microbial production of biopolymers and/or supramolecular assemblies would be desirable. You will be enthusiastic and have the initiative to conduct high quality research and liaise with stakeholders at all levels and the capacity to work across all our departments. You should also have a methodological approach to problem solving and the ability to manage multiple projects. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, teaching experience and will have the ability to supervise and mentor other scientists and students.
Lecturer, Level B: $92,511 - $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,239 - $128,537 per annum.
How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:
- Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
- One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
- Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
- Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
- Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
- Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
- Research interests and list of publications;
- Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.
What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.
At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.
Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Bernd Rehm, Director, Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers on +61 (0) 7 373 54233.
For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614.
Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.
As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.
Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.