Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Chemistry

Canberra, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215 plus generous superannuation allowances
Terms: Continuing (Contingent Funded) for an initial period of 12 months

  • Contribute to research in synthetic organic chemistry to advance anti-doping analysis and clinical diagnosis
  • Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package

This position is located within the ANU College of Science (CoS), which comprises the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. 

The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureate and Kyoto Prize winners and trained scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Position overview

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be located within the Anti-Doping and Medicinal Chemistry Group at the Research School of Chemistry under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Malcolm McLeod. The primary focus of the position will be the development of new chemical and enzymatic approaches for the synthesis of conjugated steroid metabolites relevant to sports drug testing and clinical diagnosis.

The successful candidate will have made progress towards, or completed a PhD in chemistry, focusing on synthetic organic chemistry. Demonstrated research experience with a track record of independent work is essential. Interest and experience in steroid chemistry or analytical chemistry are beneficial.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of further extension.

For additional information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Malcolm McLeod by email:

Closing Date: 13 November 2018

Position Description: LevelA_advertisement_McLeod.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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