Lecturer, Computational Biology

Employer: UTS / Faculty of Science/The ithree institute and School of Life Science

Closing date: 23rd July, 2019 at 11:59pm (AEST) 

Brief position description:

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditationfor our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futurescelebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.


The Faculty of Scienceaims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.


This is a fantastic opportunity for early-career academics specialising in bioinformatics to join a dynamic team of excellent scientists in The ithree institute within the Faculty of Science.  This research-intensive role will provide you with the scope to hone your research and pedagogical skills and afford you the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by, world-class life sciences scholars. We are really looking forward to helping you develop your career with us.  


About the role


We are seeking to add breadth and depth to our current strength in bioinformatics through appointment of two new research-intensive Lecturers with expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology. You will be a core member of i3.


The roles carry a 20% teaching load focused on aspects of applied bioinformatics, microbiology, genetics, genomics, data analysis, and reproducible research teaching into relevant degree programs in the Faculty of Science. After three years the position defaults to a 40% teaching, 40% research workload.


Successful candidates will have a strong research background in bioinformaticsand computational biologythat aligns well with the existing research strengths in the UTS ithree institute(Infection, Immunity, and Innovation) in particular around genomic epidemiologymetagenomicsphylogeneticstranscriptomics,proteomicsmachine learning, and microbiology.


About you


To be successful in securing a role you will also have:


·      A PhD or equivalent in a field relevant to the teaching and research scope of the position.

·      Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning at undergraduate and/or course-taught postgraduate levels, including evidence of positive student learning outcomes

·      Ability to develop research-led and industry-linked undergraduate or course-taught postgraduate curriculum in the Faculty. 

·      Demonstrated experience of managing higher degree students (with timely completions) and evidence of supporting their professional development for future success.

·      A nationally or internationally competitive research track record in bioinformatics and computational biology as described above. 

·      Ability to gain external research funding and conduct successful research in bioinformatics;

·      Demonstrated ability to carry out advanced computational analyses of biological data, including the development of new methods and algorithms and their implementation in software.


In return, you will get to work in state-of-the art teaching, learning and research facilitieswith a collaborative cohort of academics. You will receive solid support from the UTS in regard to research and you will have excellent opportunities to conduct research with reputed scholars from across the University through interdisciplinary research centres at UTS.


Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:$103,981 to $123,067 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.  

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefitsinclude flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis   

How to Apply 

 For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website. 

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission, in a separate document. 

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

 As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. 

 Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC135256.


Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Job website: https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/jobs-uts/working-uts

Contact: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.