Head, Medical Science  (Professor/ Associate Professor)

Head, Medical Science (Professor/ Associate Professor)

James Cook University

Townsville, Australia

We now have a full time opportunity for a Professor/ Associate Professor and Head of Biomedical Sciences to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU) in the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences.

The Head of Discipline is a five year fixed term position, with an option to extend, based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical north Queensland. The Professor/ Associate Professor role is a continuing appointment.

What you will achieve
Teach and work with state-of-the-art equipment specifically in our laboratory facilities including at The Science Place, and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to lead a successful team of academic teachers and researchers, who engage with industry partners including the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre whilst supporting a broad range of community and school engagement activities.

What you can bring
We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who is dedicated to promoting excellence in our programs through teaching, research and engagement. Provide vision, leadership and guidance for the academic and research programs of Biomedicine and Molecular & Cell Biology through a sound knowledge of one or more of the following: Clinical Laboratory Science, Biomolecular Science, Molecular Biomedicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Molecular Diagnostics.
A University background is essential and would be highly regarded if it was coupled with private sector experience.

Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

• generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
• ongoing professional and career development
• five weeks’ annual leave with attractive options for salary packaging
• well-equipped, modern facilities including on-campus gym, pool & childcare
• balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests



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Head, Medical Science (Professor/ Associate Professor)