Research Fellow in Medicine

Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
$81,486 - $87,471 pa
28 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drug Discovery Biology


Parkville campus

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Work with the largest and most experienced group of pharmaceutical scientists in Australia
  • Engage in exciting translational research projects across a range of therapeutic areas
  • Join a team at the Parkville strip, Australia's premier health and biomedical precinct

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team working on novel strategies to improve drug discovery for Class C G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) is a world-class, multi-disciplinary organisation and the Drug Discovery Biology theme is at the forefront of GPCR biology. If you have previous experience in pharmacology-related research and want to advance your research career in Australia's premier health and biomedical precinct, this could be the position for you.

As the successful candidate you will be required to apply innovative approaches to the study of drug targets. Working as part of the research team, you will develop and perform GPCR cell-based signalling assays, use molecular biology and pharmacology skills to perform mechanistic studies of drug activity, and use qPCR and proteomics skills to characterise a novel cell line that will be used for future drug discovery efforts. You will also analyse and report on data whilst collaborating with other MIPS groups to progress discovery projects.

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science / Masters of Science or equivalent in pharmacology, pharmacy, biochemistry or a related subject, with experience in molecular biology and/or pharmacology, cell culture, cell-based signalling assays and data analysis. You will also hold a PhD or have equivalent experience in molecular pharmacology, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related discipline.

We are looking for an analytical thinker with strong written and communication skills who can work independently or as a productive member of a team. Experience in qPCR and proteomics is highly desirable. Experience related to receptor drug discovery would also be an advantage

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Dr Katie Leach, Lab Head, Class C GPCR biology group, +61 3 9903 9089,

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow (GPCR Drug Discovery)

Closing Date

Sunday 11 December 2016, 11:55pm AEDT

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