Research Fellow in Natural Products Chemistry
- Salary Package: Level B from $103,914 - $122,947 (pro rata) p.a., plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
- Appointment Type: Part-time (28 hours per week), fixed term for one year
- Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
The Department of Molecular Sciences is currently seeking a suitably qualified Research Fellow in Natural Products Chemistry to lead the natural products research activities of two industry-led Cooperative Research Centres Projects (BioAustralis: Towards the Future and The Probio-TICK initiative). Reporting to Dr Andrew Piggott, and working closely with industry partner Microbial Screening Technologies,
- Coordinate the natural products research activities of two industry-led CRC-P projects
- Acquire and interpret spectroscopic data for the characterisation of microbial natural products
- Elucidate the structures of new and known microbial natural products
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To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:
- A PhD in Natural Products Chemistry
- At least 5 years of postdoctoral experience in the area of Natural Products Chemistry
- Extensive experience with structure elucidation of small-molecule microbial natural products
- Extensive experience operating high-field NMR instruments
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Experience working with industry partners/collaborators
- Experience supervising HDR research students
- Knowledge of microbial biosynthetic pathways.
Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Andrew Piggott at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applications Close: Sunday 14th April 2019 at 11:55 pm
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