Reference no: 492469
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic – Leadership, Executive
The Head of School is accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the School in teaching and learning, research productivity and resource management. The Head of School will lead and manage the School ensuring all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively to provide a positive contribution to the mission and values of the Faculty and University. The Head of School is expected to provide the guidance and leadership required to allow the School to deliver high quality teaching and learning, impactful research and meaningful community engagement.
The Head of School will seek opportunities for the growth and development of the School developing and fostering linkages and relationships with industry, government, the professions and community. As a senior member of staff the Head of School will be required to contribute to the overall management of the Faculty and strategic development of the University.
To be successful you will have:
Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.
The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.
We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.
We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.
The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides courses in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology and has a strong research reputation with expanding numbers of higher research degree students.
The School has a substantial infrastructure of a very high standard for veterinary training including a Veterinary Clinical Centre, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Small Animal Clinic and Equine Centre.
CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.
Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.
Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:
Professor Glenn Edwards | Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Science | DeanOfScience@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6933 2510
Applications Close: 11pm, 26 June 2018
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The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. With outstanding performance in international rankings, Melbourne is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Melbourne Veterinary School is an eminent veterinary school in the Asia-Pacific region and the regional school of choice for veterinary science students, academics, professionals and other staff. It is a research-intensive veterinary school dedicated to the advancement of animal, human and environmental well-being through the education and development of world-class veterinary scientists.
The Melbourne Veterinary School is seeking a PhD candidate for the project ‘Studies on parasitic nematodes of Australian Thoroughbred horses’ funded by AgriFutures Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.
Duration of PhD is usually 3 years (full-time equivalent). Extensions may be sought in addition to this period.
The Melbourne Research Scholarship (Stipend) and Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend) provide the following benefits:
Further details on the scholarship scheme(s) can be found on the following webpage:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
How to apply
To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology, Melbourne Veterinary School, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030 or email: email@example.com or +61 3 9731 2022.
Interested candidates should submit their letter of intent along with relevant documents to Dr Abdul Jabbar by the 22nd of June 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The successful candidate will be asked to apply for a PhD admission at The University of Melbourne.
The Laboratory for infectious diseases common to humans and (non-human) primates based at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology Czech Academy of Sciences and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno is searching for a PhD candidate for highly ambitious topic with applications to conservation of critically endangered iconic mountain gorillas.
Title: Epidemiology of helminth infections in great apes with emphasis on mountain gorillas in Virunga Massif in Rwanda
Background: In non-human primates gastrointestinal parasites are typically asymptomatic, but habitat reduction and fragmentation can alter the transmission and increase host susceptibility, which may exacerbate the effects of infection. There is considerable concern that in fragile or threatened non-human primate populations, these cascading effects can significantly affect species survival. Due to effective conservation efforts, the population of critically endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) at Virunga has been steadily increasing. Fast increase of the whole population and increase in the home range overlap in particular can lead to elevated risks of changes in pathogens’ epidemiology.
Project: The student will investigate the dynamics of parasite-host system and impact of parasites in several gorilla populations at individual and population level and causal-effects events with focus on mountain gorillas at Virunga in Rwanda as recent increased fatalities among gorillas have been preliminarily linked to strongylid and tapeworm infections. The study will benefit from (i) complex sampling design conducted on Rwandan, Ugandan and Congolese populations of mountain gorillas in collaboration with Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and (ii) our previous long-term research on western lowland gorillas, providing extensive set of genomics/metagenomics data for planned statistical analyses.
Funding: research costs and partial salary (in add to a governmental stipend) covered by a grant by Czech Science Foundation.
Qualifications: Applicants with master degree in biological, veterinary or possibly agricultural sciences should have fair background in statistics and at least basic knowledge of molecular methods. Parasitological background, experiences with processing of next generation sequencing data are highly advantageous, but not requested. Previous experience with ape or non-human primate research is not needed. We expect strong motivation and commitment, willingness to quickly learn new methods, analytical thinking, good communication skills and ability for both independent and team-work. The successful candidate will participate in a PhD program at Masaryk University in Brno ( parasitology). The starting date is fall 2018.
Important note: this is not a PhD with a strong field component, most of the work is focused on laboratory and data analyses.
Starts October 2018
Mgr. Klara J. Petrzelkova, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences
603 65 BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC
UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a W3 Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses as of October 15, 2018. Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.
The successful candidate will represent the faculty in research and teaching. We are searching for an internationally qualified specialist with proven expertise in the field of parasitology. Innovative research programs are expected with a scientific focus on zoonoses in the areas of soil-, food-, and/or water-parasitoses, preferably regarding metazoan pathogens. With respect to the scientific environment working at the intersection of basic and applied research, candidates are anticipated to work with in vitro models. This professorship is central part of DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical !nfectious Qiseases), a newly established research center funded by the Hessian government to reinforce scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE, Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-okonomischer Exzellenz). Therefore, we expect the candidate’ s willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine , Human Medicine, and Biology and Chemistry, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute Langen, as well as in the Research Campus Central Hessen (www.fcmh.de). Autonomous , successful fund raising activities and high-ranked international publications are obligatory. Furthermore, we expect the candidate to actively participate in relevant international activities of the faculty, to further promote the faculty’s international profile, and to strengthen JLU’s international network.
Obligatory prerequisites for applicants are a Ph.D and equivalent scientific achievements in the field of parasitology (e.g. habilitation). Teaching covers the field of Veterinary Parasitology according to the ,,Tierarztliche Approbationsverordnung” (TAppV). It is an advantage to have teaching experiences in English.
Active involvement in the support of early career researchers as part of the Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and the combined Ph.D. program of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine is expected. A participation in teaching activities within the Master Program “Bioinformatics and System Biology” is possible.
The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.
Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 0-22/18. Applications must be received by May 31th 2018 at the latest.
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at http://www.uni–giessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt.pdf. Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.
Please send us digital additional information on our application form http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb10/dekanatfb10/mat_beruf
New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: understanding the role of exported kinases in the pathogenesis of human malaria.
A new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Department of Microbiology) for an experienced Research Assistant or Research Fellow to be involved in exciting work to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which malaria proteins cause disease in humans. You will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to elucidate the function of a sub-set of newly identified kinases in malaria parasites which we believe play a central role in red blood cell invasion and modification.
The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology or a related area.
Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with malaria parasites) is essential.
This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Please send expressions of interest in the position to:
Professor Brian M. Cooke, (firstname.lastname@example.org) +61 3 9902 9146
New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: development of an effective vaccine to protect against cattle tick fever.
As a result of recent and exciting developments within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, a new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology for an experienced Research Assistant and/or Research Fellow to be involved in a new and exciting project to characterise a newly identified sub-set of proteins in Babesia parasites and determine their role in the pathogenesis of bovine babesiosis. Working closely with international partners both in the USA and Africa, our ultimate goal of this project is to develop and roll out a new and effective vaccine to protect cattle against bovine babesiosis (cattle Tick Fever).
Specifically, you will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to determine the role and importance of a newly identified set of proteins (discovered in the Cooke Lab) in infection and pathogenesis and assess their potential as vaccine candidates both in vitro and in vivo. The project may involve some national and international travel to perform experiments in collaborating laboratories.
Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with apicomplexan parasites) is essential.
This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. May involve some national and international travel.
School of Life Sciences, College of Science, Health & Engineering
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La Trobe University – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/about
For job enquiries only contact: Michael Stear, Professor of Animal Biology, TEL: (03) 9032 7448
Technical Officer – Position Description
The College of Science, Health & Engineering comprises 9 Schools and 16 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. Our courses are appropriately linked to emerging trends and critical global issues. The College researchers have an outstanding reputation for their innovation and contribution to society and are at the forefront of building strong relationships with industry partners.
The appointee will be for a highly organised team player willing to contribute to all aspects of research in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have a good honours degree in immunology, parasitology, animal science or a related subject. He or she will work on a project looking at host-parasite interactions, especially the interaction between domestic sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. The aims of the research are to identify the molecular targets of the protective IgA response; to determine the mechanisms of action and to explore the evasion mechanisms used by the parasite. The research will involve a variety of techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, cloning, expression and protein conformation, enzyme kinetics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to know some of these procedures and training will be supplied as necessary.
Duties may include:
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