Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Synthesis

Canberra, Australia
03 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Postdoctoral Fellow (Academic Level A) 
Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

  • Position available in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package

Position Overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) 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 delivers 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 Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Research School of Chemistry is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Computer Aided Design Research Group on 1st March 2021. The Postdoctoral fellow will contribute to Professor Michelle Coote’s ARC Laureate Project ‘Controlling chemical reactions via pH-switchable electrostatic catalysis.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Organic Synthesis or other related discipline. Demonstrated research experience with a track record of independent research is essential.

The Research School of Chemistry and the ANU College of Science are committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The School and the College are taking proactive action towards this goal, and committed to support and provide mentoring to early career female academics through their career goals.

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Closing Date: 4 January 2021

Position Description: Download File Postdoctoral Fellow (Organic Synthesis)_Positon Description.pdf

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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).

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