Lecturer, Biomedical Science

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time and ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
The Lecturer, Biomedical Science, in the Department of Health Sciences and Biostatistics will provide leadership in research, teaching and other appropriate professional activities. The incumbent will be involved in the direction of research and educational programs to enhance the quality and delivery of biomedical science at Swinburne. This will involve active collaboration with the Course Director, Department Chair, and academic colleagues across the School of Health Sciences.

Biomedical Science is the largest major in the Bachelor of Health Science and is an expanding program within the school.  There are excellent research facilities within the university, including MedTech Vic and the Iverson Institute. As such, the Lecturer will be part of a larger team, enabling development of their research profile and skills. This position will be involved in the administration and ongoing curriculum development of units offered within biomedical science major, including the use of blended models of unit delivery. The incumbent will be expected to carry out appropriate activities that will maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional expertise, whilst functioning as a member of both discipline-based and interdisciplinary teams to help the school to achieve its objectives.  

The incumbent will be committed to, and enthusiastic about growing the biomedical science profile of Swinburne University, with a passion to innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of students in the delivery of undergraduate units. This role is expected to carry out educational and curriculum development of both online and on campus learning materials, combined with appropriate assessments in biomedical science.


About You 
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:  

  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching including a record of teaching in biomedical science.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to research teams and partnerships, as well as research supervision to achieve high impact research outcomes.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to innovative education.
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning and teaching methods, including creation or use of leading edge/best practice delivery methods such as flexible delivery formats.
  • A commitment to research in the university context.



  • A doctoral qualification in an area of biomedical science.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne is a research-intensive dual sector university of technology. With our strategic plan, Horizon 2025, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship; and, we’re proud of it! We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education, research, and innovation so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots is underpinned by our values, where our people are empowered to work together to build a better future. 

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

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For more information on this role please contact Department Chair - Health Science and Biostatistics, A/Prof Jason Howitt on jhowitt@swin.edu.au 

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au.

Applications Close: Sunday December 10th at 11PM

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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