Lecturer in Marine Genomics
Deakin University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
United Kingdom

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences specialises in a wide range of disciplines and provides its graduates with a sound platform for the diverse employment opportunities that will exist in the future.

As a Lecturer, you will be responsible to undertake research, teach and publish in the area of aquaculture & molecular biology, particularly Marine Genomics.

Based at our Waurn Ponds Campus, this exciting role sits within the School of Life & Environmental Science and is full-time ongoing

The Lecturer, Marine Genomics will report to the Head of School, School of Life & Environmental Sciences.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the School and Faculty’s research activity and national profile where applicable.
  • Engaging in collaborative research projects with colleagues and postgraduate students in one of the School/Faculty’s areas of research strength where applicable.
  • Making a contribution to the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs that is consistent with the University’s Strategic Plan and core commitments.
  • Delivering the teaching programs at the Waurn Ponds Campus.
  • Undertaking teaching-related duties consistent with the University’s principles of teaching, learning and the student experience.
  • Developing, promoting and applying innovative and effective teaching and learning practices and materials that accord with the University’s curriculum design standards; delivering learning experiences and outcomes that are personal, engaging, relevant and challenging, for learners studying on campus, in the cloud or in combined mode.
  • Advising and supporting the development of students regarding teaching and learning.

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD in an appropriate marine discipline (e.g aquaculture, animal physiology) that includes research expertise in molecular biology and genomics.
  • Demonstrated potential or ability to contribute effectively to the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn.
  • Demonstrated potential or ability to develop and administer assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning.
  • Knowledge of digital environments and the potential to teach effectively in a technology-enhanced contemporary higher education environment.
  • Ability to publish in reputed international journals.
  • Demonstrable expertise in molecular biology and genomics.
  • The successful candidate will integrate into research programs based at the Queenscliff laboratories and will provide expertise in molecular biology and genomics (and associated bioinformatics), including the quantitative analysis of gene expression, which will be applied to research in marine animal physiology and aquaculture.
  • Capacity to supervise honours students and assist with the supervision of postgraduate research students in the research programs at Queenscliff.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:


Applications for this position close on Sunday 11th of August.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Chris Austin (Head of School) on c.austin@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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