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Research Fellow Computational Chemist at Monash University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in medicinal chemistry to join Monash University. Applications should be sent before March 14, 2019.

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 post-doctoral scientist will work within a research collaboration between the Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics Theme (D4) and Medicinal Chemistry Theme at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and Lonza Pharma & Biotech (https://www.lonza.com). The successful applicant will work within a diverse and expanding team of chemists, formulators and analysts that are involved in developing and testing innovative new drug delivery technologies. As the applicant will also work closely with colleagues from the Pharmaceutical Industry, they will have the opportunity to become greater accustomed to R&D practices within a drug development setting. The role is a mix between Academic Research and Industry partnership, which makes this a unique and rewarding opportunity for the right candidate.

- Perform molecular dynamics simulations and analysis

- Model the behaviour of drugs (including peptides), liquid phases, and ionic liquids, and their respective formulations

- Work part of a collaborative team within MIPS and Lonza

- A Ph.D. degree in Computational Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or equivalent qualifications/experience in or a related discipline from a recognised university or equivalent qualifications and research experience

- Experience with molecular dynamics simulation software, for example GROMACS, NAMD, or AMBER etc

- Experimental laboratory experience Experience of in vitro and in vivo techniques (cell culture, flow cytometry) to evaluate the binding, toxicity and efficacy of macromolecules & nanoparticlesto probe the absorption and biopharmaceutical processing of novel parenteral nanoparticlate delivery systems

- Experience with Linux and Windows

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.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


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