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The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led university. Established in 1883, it is an international centre of learning and academic excellence. Our standing as New Zealand’s leading tertiary institution is the result of our people. With 6,000 staff and 40,000 students, the University of Auckland is a large and complex organisation, with an absolute commitment to academic excellence.

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) currently ranks within the top 150 biology departments globally (QS 2018) and is the highest ranked Biological Sciences department in New Zealand. It is one of 10 Schools/Departments within the Faculty of Science, which continues to be the leading Science Faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia. It sits comfortably within the top echelon of science faculties world-wide. The Faculty offers a wide range of subjects and specialisations to more than 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

SBS currently employs 180 academic and technical staff, and supports over 160 research students in addition to 1,000 undergraduate and coursework students. The School incorporates a diverse range of research themes organised into three key discipline areas: Biomedical and Applied Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Organismal Biology; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavioural Biology.

The School provides dedicated research facilities with world-class infrastructure, hosting the Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics; the Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity; the Bioinformatics Institute; and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery (a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence in Biomedicine and Biotechnology). The Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology operates a bio-incubator housing a broad spectrum of bio-industry companies, and providing services to external companies on a contract basis.

The wider Faculty of Science has established a number of Joint Graduate Schools in cooperation with industry leaders in their field. Combining academic excellence and an industry perspective, these joint graduate schools cover a wide spectrum from Plant and Food Science to Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Coastal and Marine Science, and Dairy Research. These have close linkages with SBS.

The School of Biological Sciences seeks a Professor and Head of School who is committed to continuing to cultivate a dynamic, collaborative environment that fosters excellence in research, teaching and learning across all discipline areas of the academic unit. The Head of School will bring an inclusive leadership approach and sound management experience which will enable SBS to realise its potential and secure future success.

We are seeking applications from outstanding international scholars from any of the three key discipline areas: Biomedical and Applied Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Organismal Biology; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavioural Biology, who will provide strategic and administrative leadership to one of New Zealand’s largest and most significant scientific institutions.

The substantial academic appointment will be as Professor, with a 5 year fixed term (renewable) as Head of School.


Closing Date 18 March 2019



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.

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 any area of molecular bioscience are welcome. Applicants with research experience in metabolism, cell signaling or enzymology, are strongly encouraged. 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.

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. This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position. Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

Website including online application form

Closing Date 3 March 2019




Generous postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

Applications will remain open until all projects are filled

Location: positions will be based at either the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at the University of Adelaide (UA, Waite campus, SA) or The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (CSU, Wagga Wagga, NSW).

These projects offer a unique opportunity to work on industry-linked projects with leading grape and wine researchers and wine industry partners. All projects include an industry placement component. Available projects span the grape and wine production chain:

  • Inter-vine signalling via plant volatiles (UA)
  • Genetic basis of salt exclusion in grapevine (UA)
  • Rapid assessment of grapes prior to harvest to quantify fungal off-flavours and product composition (CSU)
  • Alternatives to sulfur dioxide for controlling Brettanomyces spoilage in wine (UA)
  • The impact of light on oxidative and reductive aging of wine (CSU)
  • Defining and exploiting the indigenous microflora of grapes (UA)
  • Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols (UA)
  • Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols (UA – Masters position)
  • Membrane filtration technologies for efficient wine processing and recovery of valuable extracts (UA)

Information on available projects can be found on the join us page of the ARC TC-IWP website along with eligibility, stipend and application information.  We encourage anyone interested in specific project(s) to get in touch with the listed project supervisor to express your interest and discuss the project in more detail before applying.

Applications are open to suitably qualified Australian domestic and international students.  Successful applicants will receive an indicative stipend of $32,302 per annum as set by the ARC for three years (PhD) or two years (MPhil) as well as generous project operating funds. 

The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (IC170100008) with additional support from Wine Australia and industry partners.


Training Centre Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom

Training Centre Director Professor Vladimir Jiranek







Envision Pharma Group

Location Sydney


Do you hold a life science PhD? Do you have a passion for writing? If so, a career as a Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Position Description
Working with the wider Scientific and Creative Solutions team, you will deliver medical communications projects to our pharmaceutical clients across the globe. Although some previous experience in medical writing or editing will be an advantage, as an Associate Medical Writer you will benefit from extensive training and mentoring delivered by industry-leading experts.
Key Responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the therapy areas you work on
  • Support the creation and delivery of content across medical communications projects
  • Write scientifically accurate content to meet client briefs
  • Support the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings
  • Work with the Client Solutions team to meet project deadlines.


Skills and Requirements


  • PhD in a life science discipline
  • A keen eye for detail across scientific content and editorial standards
  • Demonstrable passion for writing
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas
  • Ability to manage own workload across multiple projects.


About Envision Pharma Group
We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients that we support from our offices in the UK, US, and the Asia-Pacific region. We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.
What is it Like Working for the Envision Pharma Group?
Envision Pharma Group is committed to developing and supporting team members, enabling them to excel in their roles, and to maintaining a culture that encourages development, as well as recognising and rewarding achievements. We are a dynamic and rewarding company to work for, offering excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive and vibrant work environment.
Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you can contribute to our continued success, to or, alternatively, visit to find out more.