Research Fellow (Organic/Organometallic Chemistry)

Monash University
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:$78,120 - $106,022
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Research Fellow (Organic/Organometallic Chemistry)

Job No.: 660837

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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    The Opportunity

    An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced organic or organometallic chemist to join our team working on the discovery of new transition-metal catalysed methods for asymmetric synthesis. Using a combination of advanced chemical synthesis strategies and statistical modelling techniques to accelerate catalyst discovery, this project will investigate novel modes of chemical reactivity that can be harnessed to develop new methods for the synthesis of valuable chiral molecules.

    The candidate's responsibilities:

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting a range of research activities related to the discovery of new organometallic complexes and catalytic methods for asymmetric synthesis. This may include (i) the design, synthesis and characterization of organometallic complexes and (chiral) organic molecules; and (ii) mechanistic studies using various computational and experimental techniques. Additional responsibilities include writing lab reports and scientific articles, mentoring of PhD students, and presenting research outcomes at national and international conferences.

    The candidate's attributes:

    The appointee is expected to have a PhD. in organic or organometallic chemistry accompanied by a track record of refereed research publications. The appointee should have advanced practical and theoretical experience in transition-metal catalysis including the ability to independently synthesise organometallic complexes and develop novel metal-catalysed synthetic strategies. Additional experience in mechanistic analysis using computational or experimental methods would be highly beneficial. The appointee is also expected to have well-developed planning and organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to innovatively solve complex problems both independently and as part of a team.

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    Dr Daniel Priebbenow, Lecturer (Medicinal Chemistry), +61 3 9903 9568

    Position Description

    Research Fellow (Organic/Organometallic Chemistry)

    Closing Date

    Thursday 22 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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