Title Group Leader
Location Australian National University
Job Information

Job no: 540890
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic



Research School of Biology

ANU College of Science

Classification: Academic Level B (Lecturer), or C (Senior Lecturer) or D (Associate Professor)
Salary package: $99,809 – $152,124 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Continuing

The Opportunity

To sustain and grow the Research School of Biology’s program of research and teaching, we are seeking to appoint up to three new continuing faculty members at Academic Levels B, C or D (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor).

  • To address goals for gender equity, two positions are identified positions for applicants who identify as women.
  • The third position is open to all applicants and will be appointed in any area consistent with RSB research and teaching priorities.
  • Applicants for all three positions should have received their PhDs within the last 15 years, allowing for career interruptions.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that

  • They are, or have the potential to become, world-class researchers in their respective fields, with strong, independent research programs funded by external grants.
  • Their research and teaching reflects the latest theoretical, quantitative and experimental advances in their field, with a clear commitment to teaching excellence.
  • They are collaborative and collegial, and accessible to colleagues, research students and undergraduates.
  • They have a demonstrated high-level understanding of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and a commitment to the application of these principles in a University context.

For further information, please contact:

  1. General aspects. Professor Craig Moritz, Director, Research School of Biology, E: craig.moritz@anu.edu.au
  2. Host-microbe biology or membrane biology. Professor Kevin Saliba, Head, Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, E: kevin.saliba@anu.edu.au
  3. Photosynthetic biology. Professor Ulrike Mathesius, Head, Division of Plant Sciences, E: ulrike.mathesius@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria and which includes:
    • A one-page statement of your research vision for the next 5-10 years
    • A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy
    • A half-page statement on where you see potential for collaborations within RSB.
  • A list of your top 5 publications, each one with a short description of its contribution and impact.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (including a current or previous supervisor).  If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

You are encouraged to ensure your application clearly articulates any personal circumstances, which should be taken into consideration when assessing of your achievements.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Apply online https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/540890/group-leader

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Title UTS Scholarship Opportunity
Location University of Technology, Sydney
Job Information

UTS Scholarship Opportunity; School of Life Sciences

UTS is Australia’s Top Young University and ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. Its vibrant campus is located in the centre of Sydney, with easy access to all amenities and transport. A postgraduate research degree equips you with specialist knowledge in your chosen field in preparation for entrepreneurial career pathways, senior roles in industry, or for a future career in research. It’s an opportunity to expand your intellectual interests, build your skills and hone your expertise. And it’s not just for a certain type of person—in fact, a research degree has
something to offer anyone who’s passionate, intellectually curious and up for a challenge. As well as building in-depth disciplinary expertise, a UTS research degree will equip you with skills and knowledge that are highly valued in industry, government and academia.

Project description:
This project will identify and characterise the biological function of small RNAs known as microRNAs expressed by the liver fluke parasite F. hepatica. The findings will create a new mechanistic framework for the regulation of host immune responses by parasite-secreted miRNAs and reveal the molecular biological pathways that are unique to parasitism and parasitic disease.

Specifically, the candidate’s role in the project will be to characterise the miRNA profile of the parasite throughout its life cycle. This information will then facilitate an examination of the interaction of parasite miRNAs with host cells in vivo and in vitro, and inform the exploration of the functional mechanisms employed by the parasite to manipulate host immune responses.

Demonstrated laboratory experience in tissue culture, aseptic techniques and molecular techniques, including working knowledge of RNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, RNA sequencing would be desirable. Applicants with some knowledge in bioinformatic approaches for the analysis of gene expression would be ranked highly.

The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Sheila Donnelly and Associate Professor Nham Tran.

About the Scholarship:
The scholarship is for $28,597 per year (RTP Stipend rate, indexed annually) for salary costs of the PhD candidate and the successful applicant.
Applicants must be either permanent Australian residents or New Zealand citizens. To be eligible for this application, you must hold the following or equivalent degree in biomedical science, biotechnology, life science, science:
• Honours degree with First Class, or Second Class Division 1, or
• MSc Research or MSc Coursework with a research thesis.

How To Apply

Applicants must meet the eligibility and has the desire to pursue research in the proposed area.
Students should meet the UTS admission requirements to the UTS PhD program. Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, and a personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for undertaking a PhD, what you hope to achieve from your research, and your research experience to date (with reference to the desirable expertise described above) to Associate Professor Sheila Donnelly (Sheila.Donnelly@uts.edu.au) by the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be advised with further details.
Associate Professor Sheila Donnelly
University of Technology Sydney
Closing Date: 30th Sept 2021