Meniere’s Disease Research Program Lead

Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
An attractive total remuneration package (commensurate with experience) + leave loading + super
27 Jul 2020
17 Sep 2020
Career Level
Academic (other)
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Meniere’s Disease Research Program Lead

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Reference no. 861/0720F

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic to lead a strategic program in Meniere’s Disease
  • Build a team in the largest faculty at the University of Sydney
  • Full-time 5-year fixed term position with an attractive total remuneration package (commensurate with experience) plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, containing seven academic schools. The faculty has set out an ambitious strategic plan to push the boundaries of health and medical research to shape tomorrow by strengthening its research capabilities, influencing health practice and policy, and creating impact through partnership and commercialization.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified researcher with an outstanding track record to Senior Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow level. Expressions of interest are invited from researchers across a broad range of health and medical disciplines, whose core research capabilities and attributes can be adapted to lead a strategic program in Meniere’s Disease and related disorders. In alignment with the goals of the Faculty’s strategic plan, a special 5-year strategic program to support comprehensive multi-disciplinary research into Meniere’s Disease has been created. The program is supported by $3M of philanthropic funding. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a research program that draws together a team to undertake a multi-year program of research activities aimed at achieving impact in the aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of Meniere’s disease.

The research program must demonstrate the potential to result in a substantial shift [within a 5-year time frame] in the understanding of the pathogenesis, treatment and management of Meniere’s disease. This program of work could include treatment and management of conditions with applicability to Meniere’s. The program must demonstrate how learnings from other conditions can be applied to help patients with Meniere’s disease, and articulate how the research program aligns with the goals of the Faculty’s strategic plan. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate develop a research program that leverages the strengths of the faculty in cognate areas.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led research to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The initial appointment will be for 5 years with the opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance and availability of further funding. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.


A three-stage submission process will be undertaken by the Faculty.

Stage 1: Expressions of Interest

Application comprising a one-page cover letter outlining qualifications and experience, CV, responses to the standard selection criteria and a commitment to provide names and contact details of five referees.

Applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 861/0720F for more information and to apply.

Stage 2: Program proposal

Applications will be considered by a scientific panel. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a detailed Meniere’s Disease Research Program Proposal including the following information:

  • Overview of the proposed 5-year Research Program
  • List of other proposed collaborators, including a short outline of expected contributions to support the work of the Program Lead in delivering the proposed research program
  • Lay description of the Research Program
  • High level 5-year budget plan

Stage 3: Interview and selection process

The Scientific Panel will consider the invited proposals, this may include an invitation to present to the panel. Candidates shortlisted by the Scientific Panel will be considered by a University Selection Committee for appointment. Appointment and level will be determined by experience, track record and demonstrable achievement of essential criteria at the relevant level in conjunction with the strength and suitability of the proposed Research Program.

Please refer to the candidate information pack (on the University of Sydney Careers page) for further details, including the selection criteria. Job reference 861/0720F

For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Persa Tzakis (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 2 8627 7612 or by email

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) on Thursday 17 September 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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