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Senior Lecturer - Dna And Mrna Biomanufacturing

University of Adelaide - Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
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(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Full-time continuing position available

The University of Adelaide is looking for a research active academic with an interest in working in area of plasmid DNA production, mRNA synthesis and the related recovery and purification of these products. The research will be conducted in collaboration with an existing therapeutic biologics manufacturer so the anticipated research outcomes will be of both a high academic standard and be commercially relevant for the production of the next generation of therapeutic RNA drugs and mRNA vaccines. This position is designed for a candidate with a high level of motivation to work in this frontier of medical science and engineering.

The candidate will be a dynamic academic with demonstrated expertise in the fields of biological, biochemical or bioprocess engineering. Our new state of the art bioprocess laboratory will enable high quality research to be undertaken to meet the next generation of challenges in biopharmaceutical development and production. The candidate will be expected to use their initiative and develop their own research programme to meet the bioprocessing challenges of the future.

Using your excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills you will be expected to develop multi-disciplinary research activities across the University and internationally, leveraging your bioprocess engineering expertise in fields which may include but is not limited to therapeutic proteins, plasmids, and DNA vaccines.

Collaboration with key stakeholders internally and external to the University is a key component of the role and you will be expected to achieve key outcomes on a multidisciplinary scale within the school, broader university community and external partners within industry and government agencies. Leveraging your bioprocess engineering expertise, you will bring with you established industry connections and use these to build partnerships and key collaborations.

You will contribute to teaching of the next generation of students, assisting with the development and delivery of a new leading postgraduate curriculum focussed on bioprocess engineering for production of biopharmaceuticals. Demonstrated experience in bioprocesses including but not limited to fermentation, cell culture, chromatography and/or tangential flow filtration is highly desired. Experience in teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students would be essential.

The University offers a great range of benefits such as salary packaging, research support schemes and a range of flexible work arrangements. to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity.

To Be Successful You Will Need

  • A PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology or related applied biological science.
  • Demonstrated high level experience in leading a research program in fundamental and/or applied areas addressing current bioprocessing industrial challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills within the academic setting but also to a broader audience outside of the university.
  • A strong track record and H index related to quality research in the field of processing of products of biological origin; may include therapeutic proteins, vaccines or therapeutic nucleic acid products; as evidenced by research publications in leading journals and conferences or equivalent industrial experience, achieving the highest levels of scholarship and/or application in engineering research relative to opportunity.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/hr/ua/media/5268/staff-values-and-behaviour-framework_0.pdf

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

Learn more at: ecms.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 6 June 2021.

For further information

For a Confidential Discussion Regarding This Position, Contact

Robert Falconer
Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 4179
E: robert.falconer@adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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