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Associate Lecturer

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Work type: Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Academic - All Academic positions

  • Salary Package: Associate Lecture (Level A) from $91,991 to $98,588 pro rata p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Continuing position, initially at 0.5 FTE until July 2020 with conversion to 1.0 FTE thereafter
  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The Role

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a research and teaching academic with experience in in vivo physiology to support research into the central control of cardiovascular function as well as contribute to the undergraduate neuroscience and physiology teaching activities within the department. The role will involve the day-to-day running of experiments aimed at delineating disease related changes to neurohumoral regulation of blood pressure as well as the delivery of lectures, tutorials and/or practicals within undergraduate units delivered as part of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.

About You

You will have a PhD in a field related to central autonomic control, neuroendocrinology and/or neurohumoral disorders and have experience in conducting research that utilises a range of complementary techniques to answer integrative physiology-based questions within this field. You will bring to the role an enthusiasm for research in this field and to teaching neuroscience and/or physiology to undergraduate students. You will be able to work both independently and in a team environment, have the demonstrated ability to communicate research findings to the wider scientific community and have strong time management skills with an ability to prioritise deadlines and adapt to meet workload demands.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety. 

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate 1-2 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria:

  • PhD in neuroscience or physiology
  • Proven record of accomplishment working with small animal models and undertaking surgical protocols involving stereotaxic brain injections, physiological recordings, optogenetics and/or circuit labelling techniques is preferred.
  • Ability to perform immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation, western blot and/or PCR is desirable.
  • Excellent command of scientific writing evidenced by a proven track record of publications relative to experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently in the conduct of research
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably within the areas of neuroscience or physiology

Enquiries: Dr Cara Hildreth at

Applications Close: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements. You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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