Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and/or Chemical Biology

University of Sydney
Sydney (LGA), New South Wales (AU)
Level B $113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details


We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to undertake teaching of undergraduate classes, perform cutting-edge research in the areas of organic chemistry and/or chemical biology and to assist in running and managing a research laboratory. The successful candidate will work within the Payne Research Group in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney (https://payneresearchgroup.com/).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • perform internationally leading research in the areas of organic chemistry and/or chemical biology contribute to knowledge within discipline or area of expertise in organic chemistry and/or chemical biology
  • apply learnings and knowledge from research and scholarly activity to inform educational practice and reform engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level) which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education design and deliver quality educational programs and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements influence outstanding teaching and learning outcomes train and supervise undergraduate and PhD research students enhance a positive workplace culture and strategic direction of the University.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney is a leading Chemistry department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research.  With more than 30 academic staff, 100 research staff, and 100 research students we conduct research across the full spectrum of pure and applied chemistry.  Our research excellence is recognised by numerous prizes and awards to individual staff members and the award of almost $10 million in research funding each year.  With the support of over 30 professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Chemistry administers and delivers undergraduate teaching for more than 3 000 students.  We are committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity, and we are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

To learn more about the School of Chemistry, click here.


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.  As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a

Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or chemical biology with a track record of high-quality published research demonstrated experience in teaching and learning, and ability to contribute to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels in lecture, tutorial and laboratory settings experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.


Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University.  Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements.  If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.


EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive.  We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve.  We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ.  We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Tuesday 9 August 2022


How to apply

Please click here to apply


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Sydney University is committed to excellence in research, with more than 150 research centres and institutes, and is a core partner in 13 federal government-funded Co-operative Research Centres.
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