Research Fellow - Medicinal Chemistry

at Monash University

Job No.:599755

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration:$97,203 - $115,429 pa Level B (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Exciting program for a Medicinal Chemist
  • Collaborative drug discovery initiative involving Monash University (Australia) and Newcastle University (UK) 
  • World-class research and facilities

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. This program will give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking to fill a new position as part of a new collaborative program between Monash University and the University of Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK).  Both institutions are amongst the world's top-150 research-intensive Universities with major strengths in translational biomedical research. The goal of this partnership is to expand efforts across both institutions in drug discovery in a joint program that will involve collaboration and mobility between the Universities in drug discovery science.

The successful applicant will be supported by dedicated mentors with significant research management experience and will have access to extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan. Mobility between the host institutions will be supported to promote the establishment of collaborative networks.

Your responsibilities in this role will be:

  • The conduct of research under limited supervision, where appropriate - independently, and contribution to the production of conference/seminar papers and publications in reputable journals from that research
  • Experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory technical equipment and implementation of advanced research procedures
  • Impart advice within the field of research expertise to colleagues, postgraduate and honours students

Your attributes:

  • You will have a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience, a track record of high-quality research, and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships and/or major grant awards
  • You will be an analytical thinker and have data analysis expertise with demonstrated critical problem-solving skills
  • Your communication skills, in written and oral English, will be excellent

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation.  Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

To apply for this role you must submit a cover letter which includes a 3-page full research proposal, your latest CV with a list of publications and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

Your research proposal must address:

  • Details of the programme of research to be undertaken during the Fellowship
  • Approach to engagement with external partners and impact generation
  • Funding applications to be targeted during the Fellowship and fit with the priorities of the fund provider
  • Detail your eligibility for relevant Fellowships and anticipated timing of
  • applications

Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Peter Scammells (Monash University),, Ph +61 3 9903 9542

Closing Date

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 11.55 pm AEDT

Parkville Victoria Australia

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