Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology
University of Otago, Dunedin School of Medicine
New Zealand

Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology



The Dunedin School of Medicine, in association with Southern Community Laboratories, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a clinical academic to establish themselves in one of the leading medical schools in Australasia.


The appointee will provide leadership in teaching and research in the field of Chemical Pathology while supporting an effective and efficient service for chemical pathology patients in the Otago and Southland regions. There are opportunities for wide collaboration with researchers in the University’s well regarded medical and biomedical science departments.


In addition to holding the position of Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Chemical Pathologist at Southern Community Laboratories. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as single contract with the University. The two separate roles equal to the equivalent of one full-time position.


Academic Component – 0.5 FTE

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer. The appointee will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There will be significant opportunity for laboratory and clinically-based research.


Clinical Component - 0.5 FTE

Southern Community Laboratories provides community and hospital pathology services to the wider South Island of New Zealand. The successful applicant will participate in an on-call roster; clinical duties will form 50% of weekly duties. Alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues, the appointee will provide a full range of Chemical Pathology services. The successful candidate must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.


If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact us for a confidential discussion via the contact details below:

Academic Component:
Professor Sarah Young
Head of Department
Department of Pathology


Clinical Component:
Dr Arlo Upton
Clinical Microbiologist and Lead Clinical Pathologist
Southern Community Laboratories



Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• A CV, including employment history.
• A letter of application.
• 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.


To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901892 will close on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor Sarah Young Tel: 0212431662


Contact: Dr Arlo Upton Tel: 021 0215 9863

Position details: Information Statement and SCL Job Description

Guidelines for Academic Positions: Guidelines

Further Information: Department Website and Southern Community Laboratories Website

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Employment Status
Permanent Full-time
Salary Level and Range
The University is offering a remuneration level commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.
Job Function
Joint Clinical Academic

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