Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry
Monash University

Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry 


Job No.: 594525

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment


Remuneration: $68,040 - $92,343 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day

  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities

  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions


Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.


The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join the newly established ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Fragment Based Design. As the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team, working with industry partners and international collaborators on fragment-based drug design projects.


The candidate's responsibilities:

  • Conduct the research program in the lab under minimal supervision and mentorship that will be given by the Group Leader

  • Supervise students in the lab and to apply for fellowship applications and competitive funding, when applicable

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team, collaborating across specialisations

  • Develop and utilise cutting-edge approaches in structure-guided fragment-based drug design, while complying with OHS guidelines

  • Generate results and write manuscripts that will be published as research papers in high-impact journals

  • Present results at major conferences and meetings to industry partners


The candidate's attributes:

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in synthetic or medicinal chemistry with experience in the design, synthesis, purification and characterisation of small molecules. Knowledge and expertise in small molecule analysis by NMR spectroscopy will be highly regarded.


For this position you will have demonstrated proposal preparation skills, experience in supervising and working with honours or postgraduate students within the discipline, and excellent organisational skills.


This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.


For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.



Dr Narelle Tunstall, Centre Manager, +61 3 9903 9543 


Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 2 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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