Research Fellow in Polymer Synthesis

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
10 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Ref
0045603
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Salary: $69,148*p.a. - $93,830 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 - $87,415 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation

This position is a research role focused on the synthesis of new biologically responsive polymers and their assembly into functional nanoparticles for application in vaccine delivery.

The Research Fellow will be based in the Functional Materials Group in the School of Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Georgina Such. The appointee will be responsible for the synthetic parts of the research program including synthesis of stimuli-responsive monomers, polymers and self-assembly of nanoparticles. This role involves working with a broad interdisciplinary team of collaborators working from polymer synthesis through to cell biology. In particular, the position will involve significant collaboration with biological researchers Dr Justine Mintern (Bio21, The University of Melbourne) and Dr Angus Johnston (Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences) to investigate the biological interactions of the nanoparticles.

In addition, the appointee will be expected to play a significant role in maintaining OHS standards in the Functional Materials laboratories as well as mentoring postgraduate students.

Close date: 31 May 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

Download File 0045603.pdf

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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