Postdoctoral Research Associate, Advanced Drug Delivery Group

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Sydney, Australia
$92k - $96K p.a plus superannuation
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fantastic opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead the development and characterisation of novel formulations using multiple techniques
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • 1 year full time fixed term contract with the possibility of extension, base salary $92k - $96K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Advanced Drug Delivery Group working in the laboratory of Prof Kim Chan’s group, Sydney Pharmacy School at The University of Sydney, Australia.  

The work will involve in vitro physicochemical characterisations of antimicrobial formulations at nanoscale to develop novel nanomedicine-based aerosol formulations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development and characterisation of novel formulations using AFM-IR (atomic force microscopy), LCR (Lorentz contact resonance spectroscopy), nanothermal analysis, ultramicrotome, colloidal probe microscopy, holographic tomographic microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis and dynamic light scattering.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has: 

  • a PhD (or have submitted their thesis) in analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, medicine or related scientific discipline
  • a proven track record of high quality research using the techniques mentioned above leading to peer assessed publications
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team and to prioritise tasks.
  • some experience in working with aerosol formulations of bacteriophage and nanocrystal liposome is highly desirable.

About us

Pharmacy at the University of Sydney began in 1899. In the 1990s the program underwent a number of changes, including the introduction of courses in pharmacy practice and by 2001 there was the first graduation

of students enrolled in the four year undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy. Currently there are approximately 1400 students enrolled in pharmacy courses including the Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and Master of Pharmacy.

Similarly, with over 100 higher degree research students, the University has the largest postgraduate research program in pharmacy in Australia. The faculty has many collaborative research projects with other faculties, teaching hospitals, research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry.

Research in pharmacy is via five research themes of cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes, health services and patient safety, mental health, respiratory disease and also covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, including drug development, formulation and delivery; and patient-centered pharmacy and health services delivery and research.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Hak-Kim Chan on 02 9351 3054 or

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachael Ashford on 02 8627 7204 or

Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details. Job Reference No. 1844/0918F

Closing date: 11.30pm Tuesday 23 October 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.