Research Fellow (Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Jul 2023

  • Full time, 2 years fixed term with potential to extend. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Chemistry
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in the area of synthetic and medicinal chemistry
  • Base Salary Level B $113,184 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Chemistry is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry) to undertake cutting-edge research in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry and to support the research program of our Head of School Professor Peter Rutledge . You will be part of a multidisciplinary team spanning synthetic and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and protein biochemistry.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • perform high quality research in the areas of synthetic and medicinal chemistry
  • train and support undergraduate and PhD research students in the lab
  • prepare results and data for publication, assist with paper writing and publishing original work
  • develop your research profile through presenting at conferences and seminars.
  • enhance a positive workplace culture and strategic direction of the School and University

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney is a leading Chemistry department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. With more than 30 academic staff, 100 research staff, and 100 research students we conduct research across the full spectrum of pure and applied chemistry. Our research excellence is recognised by numerous prizes and awards to individual staff members and the award of almost $10 million in research funding each year. With the support of over 30 professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Chemistry administers and delivers undergraduate teaching for more than 3000 students. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity, and we are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD in synthetic or medicinal chemistry or chemical biology with a track record of high-quality published research
  • post-doctoral research experience in organic synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry
  • demonstrated ability to conduct research independently under limited supervision
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • experience in research record keeping, disseminating research findings at group meetings and conferences, and writing up results for publication
  • the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders
  • strong organisational and problem-solving skills with proven capacity to pay attention to detail
  • a track record of publishing their research.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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