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The University

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology is located in the industrial city of Lae, the second largest city in Papua New Guinea. The city of Lae has an airport with flights to any location in PNG. The University is the only technological university in the country. It has a main campus and three amalgamated colleges. The main campus has 14 academic departments including a Department of Open and Distance Learning (ODL), a Satellite campus and two External colleges. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, natural and applied sciences, built environment, language and business. The university has an Information Technology Services department and a Library.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Department of Applied Physics

The department offers a four-year undergraduate degree and a graduate master’s program in Applied Physics. The department has also run another four-year degree program for Radiation Therapy course. The Radiation Therapy course has been phased out and a new program in Biomedical Engineering Program has started in 2020. The department runs another master’s program in Exploration in Geophysics program while running Applied Physics master’s program. The department has 17 academic members, 6 technical staff and 3 administrative staff. The department is relatively small but plays a very important role in which the department provides service courses to ten (10) other departments in the University while running two undergraduate courses and Postgraduate programs.

Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering

A doctoral degree from a recognized university in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline is required for this position. Successful candidates will have at least 5 documented papers published in listed, peer reviewed journals and at least 5 years of full time university teaching experience or equivalent industrial research experience. Evidence of having guided postgraduate students is required. Familiarity with teaching in distance mode and with using learning management systems such as Google Classroom or Moodle will be an added advantage.

Biomedical engineers should have some of the following experiences:

  1. Design biomedical equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems.
  2. Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment.
  3. Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  4. Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of biomedical equipment
  5. Research the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists.
  6. Prepare procedures, write technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings.
  7. Present research findings to scientists, non-scientist executives, clinicians, hospital management, engineers, other colleagues, and the public

The successful candidates are required to have very good communication skills and take leadership roles in their areas of specialization as well as conduct research and teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The candidates must also have the ability to routinely apply for competitive grant funding in their research areas and develop links with relevant local industries for collaborative research.

Conditions of Service

Base Salary Range: Senior Lecturer PGK60,453 – PGK73,888 per annum

Base IMA Range : PGK76,200 – PGK92,729 per annum

IMA = International Market Allowance

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

Initial contract period is for three years. Benefits include a gratuity of 30% of salary in the first year, 35% in the second year and 40% in the third year (paid on a fortnightly basis), support for approved research, appointment and repatriation fares for yourself and dependents, book & equipment allowance of PGK750.00 per annum, settling-in/out allowance of PGK1,700.00 for single & PGK3,600.00 for accompanied plus PGK200.00 for each of two authorized dependent children (under 19 years) on appointment and repatriation, six weeks paid leave per year, recreation leave fares for yourself, spouse & two authorized dependents after 18 months of service and education fares and assistance towards school fees for authorized dependents are available.

Staff members are also permitted to earn from consultancy up to 50% of earnings annually. Consultancy projects need to be approved by the respective Head of Department and the Vice Chancellor’s office. Furnished accommodation is provided on campus. All earnings in PNG attract income tax, the tax rates are progressive and the maximum rate is 40%.

Application Procedure:

Suitable candidates are invited to send detailed application with curriculum vitae, publication list, summary of her/his educational activity, research interest, and certified copies of qualifications. They should provide names and addresses, including email addresses, fax/phone numbers of three (3) referees, at least one of whom should be a past/present employer or supervisor. Applicants should also give an indication of their earliest availability to take up the appointment.

Applications must be sent by email to by 16th of April, 2021.

This advertisement and further information on these positions can be found at:

For enquiries on the position or Application Procedure please contact the Recruitment Team on email:, or telephone: +675 473 4257.


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