Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry
Otago University Department of Biochemistry
New Zealand


The Otago University Department of Biochemistry is a teaching and research department located in the beautiful city of Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Department of Biochemistry primarily teaches science undergraduates and postgraduates in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular genetics, but also contributes to a range of health science programmes. Research in the Department attracts significant external funding for both applied and 'blue-skies' investigations in biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines.

The Role

A position is available for an outstanding candidate who has demonstrated research excellence in the molecular biosciences. The Department of Biochemistry has wide-ranging research interests and it is expected that the appointee's research expertise will complement and strengthen existing research programmes. Applications in all areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics and bioinformatics are invited.

The appointee will be expected to establish an active research group as well as participate in teaching, student supervision and course development. The ability to attract external funding is essential. The Department encourages applications from researchers with an interest in research relevant to Māori.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated potential to attain excellence in scholarly research and publication, with evidence of some high-quality journal publications.
  • Ability to engage students through dynamic, research-based high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • A willingness to participate in the academic life of the Department and participate in a range of service roles in the School/Division/University and professional life.
  • A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues.

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 is 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.

This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Sally McCormick, Department of Biochemistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV, including employment history.
  • A letter of application addressing their suitability for the role.
  • 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 1902626 will close on Sunday, 16 February 2020.

Tel 64 (0)3 479 7864, Email hod.biochemistry@otago.ac.nz

Further information about the Department may be found on the website http://biochem.otago.ac.nz


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/joblist.ftl?lang=en

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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