Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering

University of Adelaide School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials


Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering - School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Job no: 503681
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level B


(Lecturer) $99,441 to $117,627 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term positions available for three (3) years with a possibility of extension subject to funding availability and performance

The University of Adelaide is looking for a dynamic individual with expertise in fields of biological, biochemical or bioprocess engineering. It is a fantastic opportunity for an early to mid-career university or industrial researcher to enter an academic career pathway. It will require the candidate to use this opportunity to develop their own research projects within the field of bioprocess engineering and to undertake high quality teaching using modern teaching techniques.

Our new state of the art laboratory will enable high quality research to be conducted to meet the next generation of challenges like the development of novel biopharmaceutical production processes. It will also be equipped to work on aspects of food and beverage engineering, and development of agricultural biotechnology products. The candidate will be encouraged to use their initiative and develop their own research programme to meet the challenges of the future.

Additionally, you will contribute to teaching the next generation of students with the development and delivery of a new leading postgraduate curriculum focussed on bioprocess engineering for production of biopharmaceuticals. Experience in the areas including fermentation, cell culture, chromatography and/or tangential flow filtration would be beneficial. Experience in teaching or supervision of undergraduate or postgraduate students would also be advantageous.

Using your excellent communication and project management skills, you will be expected to help develop multi-disciplinary research activities across the University and internationally, leveraging your Bioprocess engineering expertise in fields which may include to therapeutic proteins, vaccines, industrial enzymes or 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.

The University offers a great range of benefits such as salary packaging, research support schemes and a range of flexible work arrangements. Apply now 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 science.
  • Track record of quality research related to processing of products of biological origin; may include therapeutic proteins, vaccines, industrial enzymes, or DNA vaccines, 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Potential to lead a research program in fundamental and/or applied areas addressing current bioprocessing industrial challenges.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, and to build rapport with all levels of academic and professional staff within a diverse and inclusive work 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity, We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer salary packaging; 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 - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work 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 address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 10 April 2020.

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

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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.


Advertised: 12 Mar 2020 12:00 AM
Applications close:10 Apr 2020 11:55 PM

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