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Chair in Melanoma Discovery

Job no: 500720
Work type: full-time
Location: QEII Medical Centre / SCGH, Crawley
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences



The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group-of-Eight research-intensive Universities. With a reputation for international excellence and ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world, UWA’s continued success is on target for its longer term goal of reaching the world top 50 by 2050.

The Chair in Melanoma Discovery, based at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (the Perkins) will provide a challenging and exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person with an established record of achievement in basic melanoma research.

With a foundation of twenty-years of scientific discovery and a collaborative team of over 250, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research vision is to be a world-leader in innovative medical research that delivers global health improvements. To enable this vision, the Perkins is dedicated to building internationally renowned, highly skilled research teams with access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies. This drives new discoveries and their translation into more effective treatments and cures.  

The non-clinical Chair in Melanoma Discovery will provide academic leadership, foster excellence in teaching and play a key role in creating a world-class team of exceptional investigators focused on internationally recognised basic melanoma discovery research. You will be established as an international authority in discovery melanoma research, for example but not limited to, melanoma immunology, genomics, targeted therapies or resistance, with an impressive track record of papers and funding – an emerging or established leader in the discipline.

You will share the UWA and Perkins vision of being a world leader in innovative medical research and its translation into lasting health benefits. This will be achieved through enacting the values of respect, innovation, passion and collaboration.

The appointment will be fixed-term for five years in the first instance with the possibility for further periods. The appointee will be offered a competitive remuneration package comprising an attractive allowance for research staff, consumables and a generous start-up package.

Benefits will also include eligibility for sabbatical leave and generous leave provisions, superannuation and relocation assistance including airfares (if applicable) for the appointee and dependants.

To Apply:  Visit and enter reference #3742. Your application should include a CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria listed in the Candidate Brochure.

Full details of the position’s key responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the Information for Candidate brochure: Download File Candidate Brochure - Chair in Melanoma Discovery.pdf

Applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Contact: To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact Dr Richard Weir at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8354 4015, or at

Closing date: Friday, 12 October 2018

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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