Research Fellow / Fellow, Research School of Biology job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Classification: Academic Level B or Level C (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer)

Salary Package: $103,841 – $138,583 per year plus 17% retirement savings

Expression: Continuing

Position description & selection criteria: Research Fellow & Fellow_PD & PEWER.pdf

The Research School of Biology seeks to recruit three new ongoing faculty with expertise in molecular and/or cellular biology that align with or reinforce RSB’s research strengths in Plant Science (2 positions) and Biomedical Science & Biochemistry (1 position). . We are looking for young scientists who can demonstrate outstanding achievements in relation to the opportunities. With the aim of increasing the diversity of staff in this area, at least 2 of the 3 appointments will identify as women or as gender specific.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • They are or have the potential to become world-class researchers in their respective fields with strong, independent research programs funded by external grants.
  • They have a keen interest in teaching in areas relevant to their research.
  • Her research and teaching reflect the latest theoretical, quantitative and experimental advances in her field, with a clear commitment to teaching excellence.
  • They are collaborative and collegial, and are accessible to peers, research students, and students within their home department and across faculty.
  • You have a proven high-level understanding of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access and a commitment to the application of these principles in the university context.

The school. The ANU Research School of Biology is home to approximately 50 permanent academic staff and a large number of emeritus, post-doctoral and post-graduate students from around the world. Our basic and applied research spans biological systems from molecules to ecosystems, is supported by excellent equipment, infrastructure and professional staff, and is funded by a wide range of external grants. The school conducts research, research training (MPhil and PhD), masters and undergraduate training in the biological and biomedical sciences. The current opportunity lies in two of the three departments of RSB (see below), the other department being Ecology & Evolution.

We strive to attract new faculty members with the ability to scale from molecular or cellular to physiological approaches, using new technologies to understand fundamental aspects of organism function.

The research in the Department of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry covers a wide area, also within the subject areas Biology, infection and immunity of host microbes and Targeted drug researchWith Parasitology and membrane Transporters and Channels are areas of special focus and strength for multiple groups. The research groups use a wide range of approaches, including molecular, structural and synthetic biology, as well as protein and computational biophysics, to study diverse organisms and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, malaria, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, marine sponges and gram-negative bacteria. Groups have access to excellent facilities on campus, including cryo-electron microscopy, liquid-handling robots for high-throughput screening, next-generation sequencing, and high-performance computing. BSB faculty is also dedicated to excellence in teaching and contributes to research-led teaching, particularly in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and biomedical fields at all undergraduate and graduate levels

Research in the Plant Sciences department ranges from genes to ecosystems, trying to understand how plants function in agricultural and native systems. Our research integrates four main research areas: cell and developmental biology, plant energy biology and photosynthesis, ecophysiology and plant-microbe interactions. In all of these areas, we use opportunities that combine fundamental with translational research results. Supported by excellent facilities for plant manipulation, characterization and growth, we are a leading center for the education of the next generation of plant biologists. The Plant Sciences Division has supported eight ARC Future Fellows and several DECRA Fellows in recent years and offers a welcoming environment for early-stage researchers. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in research and teaching in the fields of cellular and developmental biology, photosynthesis and energy biology and with a willingness to translate their science into crops.

The university / college

ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital, Canberra. The site reflects its unique history, with ties to the Australian Federal Government and a special reputation as a resource for the Australian people. The university is regularly ranked among the best universities in the world.

ANU has seven academic colleges, each consisting of a range of schools and research centers specializing in a range of disciplines – both relevant and unique to Australia and our region. The ANU College of Science includes: Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Research School of Biology, Research School of Chemistry, Research School of Earth Science, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research School for Physics and Engineering and the Center for Public Awareness of Science. It also serves as a base for cross-campus institutes and centers including: the Center for Advanced Microscopy; the Biological Data Science Institute; the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions; the Center for Entrepreneurial Agricultural Technology; the ANU Institute for Space; and the Institute for Water Futures.

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ANU values ​​diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people of all backgrounds and identities. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Further information on employee participation at ANU can be found here.

application information

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • An explanation of each selection criterion, 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 explanation of where you see potential for collaboration within RSB.
  • A half-page explanation of how you can help build a diverse and inclusive academic environment.
  • A list of your top 5 publications, each with a brief description of its contribution and impact.
  • A recent curriculum vitae containing the names and contact details of at least three reviewers (including a current or former supervisor). If your CV does not include references, you can fill them in online if prompted to do so in the application form.

Please ensure that your application clearly articulates any personal circumstances that should be taken into account when evaluating your performance.

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria cannot be considered for the position.

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. Satisfactory results are a prerequisite for a job offer.

Deadline: June 12, 2022