Research Assistant in Applied Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until December 2019
  • $83,786 - $89,935 p.a. + Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Science is One of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda.

In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Responsibilities

This is a highly innovative project which requires interdisciplinary skills to design, synthesise, modify and test a range of inorganic complexes for anti-cancerous applications.

Skills & Experience Required

You will ideally have experience with synthetic organic chemistry techniques, with a degree in pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry. The ideal candidate will therefore need to possess excellent fundamental and experimental skills in the fields of both pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry with strong experience in anticancer research activities both in vivo and in vitro. A strong track record in this area will be essential to your success in the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Piyumi Wickramaarachchi on +61 3 9925 2330 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571767.

Applications close on Wednesday 12th December 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and diverse community.