Drug Discovery Initiative Fellowship

Sydney, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

  • Opportunity to conduct research investigating the development of small molecule CNS therapeutics
  • Full time, 3 Year term position, with possible 2 Year extension, Camperdown location
  • Academic A/B, Base Salary: $92,682 p.a. - $104,155 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a candidate to the Drug Discovery Initiative Fellowship for the development of small molecule CNS therapeutics. The position will include supervising Undergraduate and postgraduate research students in the area of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

About you

We are looking for a Drug Discovery Initiative Fellowship with:

  • PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry or a closely-related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research
  • Experience in research or scholarly activities, which have resulted in publications in, refereed journals or other demonstrated scholarly activities including commercialisation.
  • Expertise in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery
  • Strong background in contemporary organic synthesis methodology
  • Proficient in the use of: NMR, IR, MS, UV-VIS, purification and crystallization of organic molecules.

Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano).

The School of Chemistry is one of the largest Chemistry Schools in Australia. Undergraduate enrolments (Year 1 to 3) average 2,500 each semester, while there are more than 35 students enrolled in the Honours program and over 100 post graduate students studying either Masters of PhD degrees, including a large cohort of International students. The Intermediate Chemistry program averages 700 enrolments a year, while the Senior program averages over 450 enrolments. The School of Chemistry has 36 academic staff heading research groups and over 60 research fellows/post-doctoral staff.  Some 40 administrative, technical and professional staff members provide teaching and research support to the School.

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 6000 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 Drug Discovery Initiative is leading the University’s efforts in providing a focused and strategic approach to drug discovery. This position will be aligned with the mission of the Drug Discovery Initiative.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2020/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 14 November 2018 (Sydney Time)

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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