Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Melbourne Chemical and Biomedical Engineering



Job no: 0048469

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Salary: $126,128 - $145,431 (Level C)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!


About the Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a vibrant and rapidly growing department within MSE.

We are working on some of the most challenging problems at the interface of engineering with life and medical sciences. The crux of this work being the application of interdisciplinary expertise and thought in order to make new discoveries and innovative solutions towards improved healthcare and social wellbeing. Our research covers the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics and mechanobiology; bionics, biomedical imaging and neuroengineering; systems and synthetic biology. Our ultimate goal is to improve quality of life by resolving healthcare challenges.


The Opportunity

This newly created position will see you join our successful Biomedical Engineering department. 
As a specialist in the fields of medical bionics and neural engineering in this position you will deliver high quality teaching to our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as build a world-class, independent and well-funded research program. Dependent on qualifications and experience, the appointment will be either as Lecturer (Level B $102,967 - $122,268 p.a) or Senior Lecturer (Level C $126,128 - $145,431 p.a).


What you’ll be doing   

In this role, you will balance the priorities of developing a strong research portfolio in your field with delivering innovative teaching programs to our graduate and undergraduate students. You will lead the development and delivery of teaching programs for relevant subjects. Applying new and innovative teaching methods, you will help our students grow and empower them to unlock their full potential.


You will be an aspiring leader in neural engineering with ambition to publish in top quality journals and conferences, mentor research students and secure independent grant funding to support a program of research. Your collaboration in research within the School, across the University and with industry as well as with government agencies will drive success in this role.


What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.


How to Apply

  • Apply online with a cover letter outlining your motivation and reasons for applying with your resume.
  • We ask that you address the selection criteria for this position on a separate document and keep your responses short and succinct.


About University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.


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The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

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