Researcher in Chemistry
University of Adelaide School of Physical Sciences

Researcher in Chemistry

Job no: 504033
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A


(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position for twelve months with the possibility of extension

Conduct research in the emerging field of Metal-organic framework (MOF) bio-composites and develop important steps towards enabling technology for novel biocatalysts and sensing devices

The successful candidate is expected to undertake their own research as part of a growing team supervised by a group of three academics in Chemistry, to take a leadership role within the team, and to interact successfully with students, collaborators, supervisors and funders.  The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills with the desire to seek their own independent funding by capitalising on the opportunities provided.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry
  • Advanced skills and experience in the synthesis and characterisation of extended materials
  • Advanced skills in handling proteins
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (i.e. conference presentations, manuscript preparation, grant preparation)
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and international Chemistry program

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 31 March 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Christian Doonan
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 35770

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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