St Baker Soyer Chair of Dermatology at The University of Queensland

November 16, 2023

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Job Description


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • Recognised as a leader in Dermatology research
  • Newly established, endowed Professorial position
  • Based at the Translational Research Institute 

About This Opportunity

The St Baker Soyer Chair of Dermatology is an outstanding opportunity to provide academic leadership in melanoma and skin cancer research. We are looking for an inspirational leader who is internationally-recognised expertise in the prevention, detection or treatment of melanoma and skin cancer. The successful candidate will build upon our significant achievements in dermatological research to develop the leading institution for clinical melanoma research in Australia and globally. They will be experienced in the leadership of high-impact research teams using multi-disciplinary approaches, translating research discoveries to the clinic and engaging with industry as well as healthcare providers.

This position will provide leadership within a large and highly collaborative research centre encompassing experts in cancer biology, immunotherapy, genomic medicine, genetic counselling, dermatopathology, whole-body imaging, artificial intelligence, data science, clinical informatics and digital health. Research in dermatology at The University of Queensland is recognised as leading in Australia and is strongly supported by research structures including:

  • The Dermatology Research Centre (DRC) within the Frazer Institute.
  • The Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID), a collaborative initiative supported by a $9.9M award from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, building research capacity towards early detection and diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers by creating a network of advanced 3D imaging technology systems across Australia.
  • The Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC), a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
  • A multistate, multidisciplinary Centre of Research Excellence for Skin Imaging and Precision Diagnosis; and a national multidisciplinary team developing a Roadmap to Melanoma Screening combining approaches of predictive modelling, artificial intelligence clinician support, consumer-led early detection, and mobile apps and digital technologies.
  • Strong underpinning support from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants.

To view detailed information on the position, including the key requirements and responsibilities, please refer to the Appointment Booklet. 

What We Can Offer

This role is a full-time, fixed term position for five (5) years. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021.

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We’ll support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here. 

Other Information

Work Rights: Visa sponsorship is available for this appointment.

Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button. 

Applications close Sunday 10 December at 11.00pm AEST (R-32101).



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