Postdoctoral Researcher in Medicinal ChemistryUniversity of Melbourne
This position will support a program of research in medicinal chemistry focussed on drugs to treat fibrotic disorders. The appointee will possess a PhD with experience in organic chemistry. In this position they will conduct medicinal chemistry optimization of drug candidates for potential clinical development. They will have access to a broad range of spectroscopic and analytical equipment and will participate with a network of collaborators to examine the biological activities of target molecules. There will be opportunities to learn new skills in modelling/docking and about the broader process of drug development.
In a typical week at work, you will:
· Under the guidance and support of Senior Academic staff conduct rigorous, impactful research, supporting progress towards specific research goals in drug development
· Write and publish academic papers and other scholarly outputs of an internationally competitive level
· Contribute to teaching, training, scientific mentoring, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students
· Actively participate at School meetings and with guidance, contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline
· Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor or the Head of School
You manage competing priorities and with excellent time management skills, including meeting deadlines and bringing projects to a timely completion. You display excellent interpersonal skills and have strong written and oral communication skills (in English). You can work co-operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research-based team environment and enjoy liaising with people from diverse backgrounds. You show initiative and can work independently and creatively on day-to-day research activities.
Ideally, you will further have:
· Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in Chemistry or a field relevant to Organic Chemistry
· Demonstrated experience in synthesis and structural characterisation of compounds, particularly using NMR spectroscopy
· A demonstrated aptitude for research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities.
· Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
· Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental, and cultural leave
· Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
· Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
· Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
· Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families