Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry

Canberra, Australia
07 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,107 – $88,446 plus 17% Superannuation 
Terms: Continuing Contingent funded appointment, with an initial employment term of 2 years

  • Research project to enhance your career in biophysical research
  • Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package

The Research School of Chemistry invites applications from early career researchers to work on Dr Megan O’Mara’s NHMRC funded projects.

ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences are committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students in the field of Science, Technology and 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 to develop and assist their research career in Science.

The ANU provides a number of attractive benefits for eligible employees. We offer a family friendly work environment, various training programs, scholarships and career development and support options. Our scenic campus offers a range of convenient facilities including childcare centres, banks, a post office and chemist. We value and promote the health and wellbeing of all staff, and actively support an effective work/life balance.  

Position overview

The Postdoctoral Fellow position is located within Biomolecular simulation and dynamics group. The research, led by Dr Megan O’Mara, is to examine ABC transporters and SLC6 transporter structure, function and modulation, aiming to understand the basic function of these proteins and how they can be targeted for therapeutic benefit.

The successful candidate will must have research experience in molecular dynamics simulations, including free energy or advanced sampling methods, ideally involving membrane protein systems.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will use NCI (National Computational Infrastructure) Supercomputer Facility to undertake computational simulations, perform data analysis of simulations; the applicant must be eligible to obtain a permit to use the Facility under the Defence Trade Control Act and Autonomous Sanctions Act.

For more information, please contact Dr Megan O’Mara, E:  or T: 61 2 6125 3739

Closing date: 27 April 2018

Position description:  Position Description_Postdoctoral Fellow_MO.pdf

About Research School of Chemistry

The Research School of Chemistry was founded in 1967 and reached its 50th anniversary last year celebrating the School’s staff and research excellence. The School currently divides its research into four themes; Biological chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry and Physical & Theoretical chemistry, and hosts 47 academic and 34 professional staff members and more than 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students.  For more information about the School, please visit our website:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

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) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

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