Professor and Head of Theme, Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation

Monash University
May 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$212,047
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Professor and Head of Theme, Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation

Job No.: 663108

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $212,047 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
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  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

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    The Opportunity

    Monash University is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the state. Monash is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific. The University has the ambition and capabilities through its excellence in education and research, its record for innovation and collaboration, and its international profile to address the global challenges of our age.

    Monash University has a strong global reputation supported by impressive credentials. The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash is rated as number two in Pharmacy and Pharmacology world-wide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024) and has ranked in the top three over the past eight years.

    Monash University invites applications for the role of Professor and Head of Theme, Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO) within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    The Theme Leader, CDCO will be expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities, and staff development within the CDCO theme at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). They are also expected to take an active role in mentoring and staff development to inspire and motivate academic and research support staff across the Theme to achieve their full potential. The role will lead a dynamic research theme within MIPS working on translational drug discovery projects.

    The role will lead a dynamic research theme within MIPS working on translational drug discovery projects. The successful candidate will be expected to lead their own internationally competitive research program aligned with the interests of MIPS and to lead the process to determine the progress and directions of the CDCO Theme. The aims and outcomes of the research seek to influence the development of new therapeutics with an emphasis on the key therapeutic areas of (i) global health, (ii) cardiovascular & metabolic health and (iii) neuroscience and mental health.

    Our client is particularly keen to hear from individuals with significant publications in the highest impact journals or significant relevant industry experience, a consistent record of high-level research engagement and productivity and a demonstrated continuing commitment to one or more programs of research. Enhancing the reputation of the Theme within industry and academia, creating an environment that fosters and supports sustained growth, and allows the Theme and its research staff to showcase their combined expertise and research capability on a global scale.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

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

    To Apply

    To apply online please upload your CV via Society's website here.


    To book a confidential conversation, contact Salma Malik at [email protected] or call +44 (0) 20 3653 0484

    Position Description

    Professor and Head of Theme, Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation

    Closing Date

    Friday 31 May 2024, 12:00pm AEST

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