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Drug Discovery Postdoctoral Scientist

Advertiser: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute4 out of 54.0 overall rating (9 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
23 Sept 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Drug Discovery Postdoctoral Scientist

About the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

The Institute is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research organisations, with a strong national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational research.  With more than 1,100 staff and students, the Institute is addressing some of the major health challenges of our time, with a focus on cancer, infection, inflammation, immune disorders, development and ageing.

About the position

The purpose of this position is to drive small molecule screening activities for a variety of biological targets. This role encompasses the development, optimization, and implementation of novel in-vitro biochemical assays, using technologies such as AlphaScreen, and TR FRET. 

The appointee will work closely with the automation team to transfer these assays to the automated high-throughput platforms and run the high throughput screening campaigns.

Selection Criteria

The appointee will hold a PhD in a field relevant to drug discovery eg biological sciences, cell biology or pharmacology and experience in design and optimisation of biochemical assays (i.e. TR FRET, FP, and Alpha Screen) to support HTS and SAR studies. Experience in executing and troubleshooting complex protocols is a requirement.

Experience in enzymology (e.g. protein activity assessment, steady-state kinetic characterization of enzyme, substrate, and inhibitor mechanisms) will be favourably looked upon. Experience with assay miniaturization and the use of 384 well and 1536 well microplates is desirable. In addition, experience or interest in laboratory robotics and automation, computing and large-scale data treatment and analysis would be highly regarded.

Terms of appointment

The position is available for 1 year in a full time capacity. The salary is dependent on experience and will range from $90,053 - $109,385. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to: 

Position description for the Research Officer is available and the position description for the Senior Research Officer position is available via this link​.

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.auquoting reference WEHI/ANKG  in the subject line. ​

Application closing date:  27 September 2019

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads

About the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

The Institute is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research organisations, with a strong national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational research.  With more than 1,100 staff and students, the Institute is addressing some of the major health challenges of our time, with a focus on cancer, infection, inflammation, immune disorders, development and ageing.

About the position

The purpose of this position is to drive small molecule screening activities for a variety of biological targets. This role encompasses the development, optimization, and implementation of novel in-vitro biochemical assays, using technologies such as AlphaScreen, and TR FRET. 

The appointee will work closely with the automation team to transfer these assays to the automated high-throughput platforms and run the high throughput screening campaigns.

Selection Criteria

The appointee will hold a PhD in a field relevant to drug discovery eg biological sciences, cell biology or pharmacology and experience in design and optimisation of biochemical assays (i.e. TR FRET, FP, and Alpha Screen) to support HTS and SAR studies. Experience in executing and troubleshooting complex protocols is a requirement.

Experience in enzymology (e.g. protein activity assessment, steady-state kinetic characterization of enzyme, substrate, and inhibitor mechanisms) will be favourably looked upon. Experience with assay miniaturization and the use of 384 well and 1536 well microplates is desirable. In addition, experience or interest in laboratory robotics and automation, computing and large-scale data treatment and analysis would be highly regarded.

Terms of appointment

The position is available for 1 year in a full time capacity. The salary is dependent on experience and will range from $90,053 - $109,385. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to: 

Position description for the Research Officer is available and the position description for the Senior Research Officer position is available via this link​.

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.auquoting reference WEHI/ANKG  in the subject line. ​

Application closing date:  27 September 2019

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads

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