Associate Professor or Professor of Molecular Psychiatry
University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical School


Job no: 0048087

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super



Are you a leader in the field of molecular psychiatry, committed to building a team dedicated to pursuing cutting-edge fundamental and/or translational research?  The University of Melbourne invites emerging or established international leaders at Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E), an opportunity to work in collaboration with colleagues of psychiatry and medicine to develop a research agenda across the Melbourne Biomedical precinct.  You will promote multi-disciplinary research in molecular psychiatry that will contribute to the research goals of the Mental Health Theme of the Florey Institute as well as the goals of the Department of Psychiatry, integrating high-impact research with improved clinical care and teaching. 


About you 

You will possess;

  • Either; a PhD in a field relevant to psychiatric research, or an appropriate medical qualification registerable or potentially registerable in Australia and accreditation as a psychiatrist with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • An excellent or outstanding track record and exceptional distinction of research publications in peer- reviewed, highly-ranked international journals. 
  • A distinguished national and emerging or established international research track record as evidenced by successful collaborations and international competitive research grants. 
  • A track record of successful leadership in research capacity building within the area of Molecular psychiatry. 
  • A track record of success in incorporating research outcomes into translational programs. 


About Us 

Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia. 


MMS is committed to working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care. We will do this through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy.  The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) is Australia’s pre-eminent medical, health sciences and biomedical faculty and is recognised for its research, teaching and training and policy leadership across all of these fields. 


The Faculty employs more than 1,900 members of staff, attracts more than 8,000 students each year and comprises six schools; 33 departments, centres and institutes; and 128 courses. It contributes almost 50 per cent of all research conducted across the University 


Our Partner 

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health (The Florey) is the largest brain research centre in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest independent medical research institutes in Australia.   


Employee Benefits  

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are; a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM 


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Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role. 


Position Description

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