Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in molecular simulation

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 10 Jul 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in molecular simulation

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow in Biomolecular or Nanomaterial Simulation, Australian National University
Classification: Academic Level A or B 
Salary package: Academic Level A ($68,307 – $86,646) / Academic Level B ($94,287 - $107,381) + 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term, 24 months (with possibility of extension subject to external funding availability)
The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools: The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.

The Computational Biophysics Group is dedicated to understanding the structure and function of ion channels and pore forming proteins so that we can design therapeutic compounds and synthetic porous membranes that can be used for the desalination of sea water or to remove dangerous contaminants from water supplies.

Utilising state of the art computational facilities, we utilize a combination of computational techniques including quantum calculations, molecular dynamics and macroscopic modelling to study proteins and macromolecules.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to contribute to one of two ongoing projects being undertaken by the Computational Biophysics Group led by Assoc. Professor Ben Corry. To be successful you should have a PhD in Biology, Chemistry or a related field and research experience in conducting high level molecular dynamics simulations.

Please frame your application to the level at which you are applying (Academic Level A or B) and toward one of the following areas of research:

(i) The structure and function of biological voltage-gated sodium channels and how they can be targeted by novel anaesthetic and antiepileptic drugs, or
(ii) The design of synthetic nanostructured membranes for water purification and separation technologies, and a study of the fundamentals of flow and selectivity in confined spaces.

You could be on the forefront of these rapidly advancing areas of biomedical research or nanotechnology, and to contribute to the development of methods for molecular simulation. Both projects aim to understand the fundamental physics of these porous molecules and to have societal impact through the design of therapeutic compounds or advanced nanomaterials/nanotechnology.

If you are successful, the research you conduct will be alongside some of the fields best minds, who you will share ideas and communicate with.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on
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Enquiries: Please direct any enquires to Associate Professor Ben Corry via email: or by phone: +61 2 6125 0842

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.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 02 Jun 2017 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 10 Jul 2017 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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