Research Fellow in Polymer Synthesis
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
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