Lecturer in Chemistry (Peptide and Protein Science)

University of Sydney
Australia (AU), Sydney
$113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
Aug 23, 2022

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Full time Continuing, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Chemistry Opportunity to make valuable contributions to teaching and research in the area of Peptide and Protein Science Base Salary Level B $113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation  



About the opportunity




We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to carry out research in the area of peptide and protein science, and to contribute to teaching within the School of Chemistry.



Your key responsibilities will be to:




contribute to knowledge within discipline or area of expertise in peptide and protein chemistry.

  • engage in high quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate level) that 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 contribute to the research, education, and administrative activities of the School and University develop an academic profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture and the strategic direction of the University.



Part-Time arrangements are negotiable upon request.

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.


The School also hosts the University of Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Peptide and Protein Science (CIPPS). CIPPS is a nationally funded consortium of six Australian universities, led by UQ, with nodes at The University of Sydney, The Australian National University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, and Edith Cowan University. Funded through a seven-year $35M grant and an additional $54M in cash and in-kind contributions from the Centre’s national and international partners, the Centre aims to unleash the potential of peptides and proteins for human benefit. Further information about the Centre can be found at www.cipps.org.au.






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 in Chemistry (or a closely-related discipline) and relevant experience an ability to contribute to high quality and innovative chemistry teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels in lecture, tutorial, and laboratory settings. Preference may be given to candidates with experience in teaching organic chemistry a demonstrated ability to undertake high quality independent research in the area of peptide and protein chemistry an ability to supervise students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels an ability to undertake administration primarily relating to staff member’s activities at the University excellent written and verbal communication skills ability to contribute to School’s Professional & Community Engagement activities




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.




How to apply



Applications including:


  • a cover letter 1 page research proposal 1 page teaching statement CV containing your Google Scholar / Scopus Link and full publication list; details (where appropriate) of all grant income, teaching and student supervision; names and contact details of two referees any additional supporting documentation





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Closing date for applications



11.59pm, 22 August 2022






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