Research Officer in Chemistry

Melbourne, Australia
$77,361 - $80,307 per annum
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

Launched in 2009, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS) brings together the University's leading scientists to create a new level of collaboration, and a multidisciplinary approach to drive innovation and produce translatable research outcomes. LIMS embodies La Trobe University's strategic vision - to be globally recognised for its excellence, creativity and innovation in relation to the big issues of our time.

About the role

This position is in support of an ARC Future Fellowship and will work in the group of Dr. Jason Dutton on the project "Discovering new organic chemistry using an inorganic touch". The main goals of the project are to discover new organic chemistry via stabilizing reactive carbocations using labile ligands such as CO and N-heterocyclic carbenes.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion (or near completion to apply, completion required to commence) of a PhD or equivalent in synthetic chemistry, preferably with a focus on organic synthesis.
  • Evidence of experience in research and a record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate high level of self-motivation and personal management skills.

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.


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How to apply

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 January 2017 by 11.00pm AEDT.

Position Enquiries: Dr Jason Dutton, Senior Lecturer, +61 (03) 9479 3213 or

Please address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 03 9479 1241 or

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