Chair Professor in Paediatric Immunotherapy
University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine

Chair in Paediatric Immunotherapy

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Area:Faculty of Medicine

Salary (FTE): Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: Other

About The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world- class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of over $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

This Endowed Chair will be established to honour the development of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil from research conducted at The University of Queensland by Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS.

About the role

The inaugural Chair in Paediatric Immunotherapy will establish and lead a research group of international standing within the Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy research, a collaboration between the University of Queensland, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Health Queensland and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), conducting high quality research in the field of Paediatric Immunotherapy with application to cancer and other diseases. The Chair will engage in collaborative research with members of the Brisbane Research Community and beyond to maximise opportunities for research outcomes.

The position reports to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for strategic matters and the Director of the Child Health Research Centre for operational matters.

This is an exceptional opportunity to establish and lead a world-leading research team in this very high profile, exceptionally well-resourced centre of research excellence.

About You

The Chair in Paediatric Immunotherapy will drive the development of a research program with translational potential in paediatric immunotherapy within the Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research. 

You will be an outstanding paediatric immunotherapy research leader with an international profile and a stellar track-record.  With a PhD in immunotherapy or related discipline, you will have strong relationship building capability and a collaborative, partnership-focussed approach.  You will have successfully led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver world-class research outcomes and be known as a leader in the field.

You will possess the ability, personal presence and demonstrated experience to represent and promote the activities of the Ian Frazer Centre to internal and external stakeholders. 

You will have significant experience in leading high performing research teams and delivering exceptional outcomes.  You will be an experienced manager, with a well-developed, progressive style and strong interpersonal skills.  You will be highly engaged and committed to organisational goals, and will align strongly with, and provide positive leadership to the positive workplace culture critical to the Centre’s success.

Both clinical and non-clinical candidates are encouraged to apply.

The position

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 5 years at Academic Level E.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Position Description

Download File ChairPaediatricImmunotherapy_AppointmentBooklet_2020.pdf


For further information including the candidate booklet, please visit

For a confidential conversation or to apply for the role, please contact Harvey Nash executive search:

Director, Marcus Engeman – or + 61 431 804 418


Managing Director, Chris Davies – or + 61 477 010 023.

Advertised: 28 Sep 2020

Applications close: 26 Oct 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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