Associate Professor In Medicinal Chemistry / Drug Discovery

at Griffith University

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. Griffith Sciences is one of the four academic groups of the University and has an international reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, research and professional practice. The Group hosts three schools - Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology and Environment and Sciences along with five research institutes and three centres. The School of Environment and Science offers a comprehensive range of environmental and science programs which include options to combine data science with the common science majors to better equip our graduates for the digitally enabled workplace of the future.

The opportunity

The School is seeking an innovative and energetic Associate Professor in the area of Medicinal Chemistry / Drug Discovery, to contribute to and grow in this high-performing teaching and research environment. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively in this area. The appointee will contribute to research and scholarship in their field and to the development of the profession. This is a continuing full time position, based at the Nathan campus.

About you

The successful applicant must have a doctoral degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and/or Medicinal Chemistry and have demonstrated leadership and experience in teaching and research expertise in relevant aspects of the field.

Salary range

Level D: $139,183 - $153,337 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $162,844 - $179,405 per annum.

Further information

Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information pack.

Application process

Your application should include:

  • Full name, address, mobile and telephone number(s) and email address
  • Nationality and citizenship
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above)
  • Names, telephones and email contact of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission).

Confidential enquiries

Confidential enquiries should be made to: Professor George Mellick, Head, School of Environment and Science. Phone: +61 (0) 7 373 55019 Email address:

All applications must be submitted online.

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world. At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2019 at 5:00 pm AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

Nathan Queensland Australia

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