Senior Lecturer in Transplant Immunology

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Contract/Temp, Full Time

  • Full time, fixed term contract for 4 years
  • Based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Join a vibrant and ambitious school providing word-class education

Look to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (SBSP) is a vibrant and ambitious school, with a proud record of research and teaching excellence. It provides word-class education for students interested in careers in Biomedical Science (anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and pharmacology) and Pharmacy. SBSP is also one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University.

The Senior Lecturer in Transplant Immunology will align with the strategic priorities of the NHMRC, Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), HMRI, the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

Based at HMRI, this is a fulltime position being offered as a fixed term contract for four years.

How will you inspire us?

As a Senior Lecturer in Transplant Immunology, you will develop a career in transplantation biology (immunology/molecular medicine) and its translation into clinical practice. Playing an integral role between our partners HMRI, HNELHD and Newcastle Transplant Unit (NTU), you will be instrumental in building the research discipline of transplant immunology.

The key research areas and scope of investigation will include (but not be limited to):

  • The role of genetic signatures for immune tolerance and rejection in transplant recipients and relate this information to the levels of immunosuppression in clinical practice
  • The role of heparanase in transplant rejection and its treatment by heparanase inhibitors
  • The diagnosis and pathogenesis of BK viral infection in clinical transplantation

In addition, you will lead directed translational transplant immunology research projects currently in progress within NTU, participate on Scientific Committees and Early-Mid Career Researcher development programs and would be expected to apply for conjoint status with HNEHLD.

With post-doctoral qualifications in Immunology, you will have experience in writing successful grant applications, experience in research project management, safety and ethics applications and a track record of contributing to/first authoring peer reviewed publications.

For additional information on the position contact Lisa Wood - Head of School, Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy on 02 49217485 or via email

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit

Closing date: Thursday, 26 November 2020

Why commit to us?

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia.

The remuneration for this position is from $123,967 FTE + 17% superannuation.

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you