Research Fellow, Pharmacometrics (Level BRF)

Adelaide, Australia
$104,838 - $123,873 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
07 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Clinical and Health Sciences Unit at the City East campus
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract
  • Salary Range: $104,838 - $123,873 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

The Research Fellow: Pharmacometrics will undertake academic and industry-funded research activities as directed by senior staff within the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Group. The position will take responsibility for the conduct of pharmacometric analysis, including data management, modelling and simulation, and preparation of publications/reports.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

At UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences we are addressing society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research excellence. One of seven Academic Units, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, medical sciences, laboratory medicine, and food and nutrition science with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.  

Home to the University of South Australia Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre and with key research concentrations in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention, nursing and midwifery workforce development, drug discovery, pharmaceutical innovation, health and disease biology, and food nutrition and health we continue to meet community health needs and contribute to a healthier society. 

The position will be based within the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Group (CPTRG), which focusses on using pharmacological principles to inform optimal medicine use. Research is conducted extensively with pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities in the development of new drug entities, as well as clinicians and pharmacists to improve the existing use of drugs for better management of patients in practice. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Provide specialised expertise with respect to pharmacometric analysis and reporting
  • Undertake activities integral to pharmacometric analysis, including protocol development, data management, and interrogation and analysis of clinical trial datasets to meet objectives of research projects
  • Contribute to the production of a range of project reports for review by appropriate parties
  • Prepare high quality reports and/or manuscripts of project findings, and manage the process of external review
  • Communicate research findings at relevant national and international opportunities, including conferences, universities and other related bodies

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • A PhD in pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine, or related discipline
  • Proven ability for innovative problem solving, and extensive experience in the application of pharmacometrics to address clinical pharmacology and therapeutic issues
  • Advanced technical capacity using pharmacometric and statistical software, such as NONMEM and R
  • An established track record in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders including the preparation of industry reports, high quality journal articles, and/or conference presentations, commensurate with opportunity
  • High-level attention-to-detail, and ability to identify scientific, technical and methodological strengths and weaknesses


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

How to Apply 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.  

Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5275.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Thursday 20 July 2023

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