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Research Officer

Job No.: 584673

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $77,512 - $83,664 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Established and successful research group
  • Leading international university
  • Parkville campus

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

The Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO) is an internationally recognised collaborative research centre based within the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). The CDCO provides expertise and infrastructure on absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) properties of lead drug candidates to support drug discovery programs. Drug candidate optimisation fills a crucial gap between discovery and development by integrating medicinal chemistry and biology with the pharmaceutical sciences to provide a rational means of identifying drug candidates suitable for progression into preclinical and clinical development.

The CDCO currently comprises 20 staff and collaborates with numerous commercial, not for profit and academic drug discovery groups. As the successful applicant, you will join a dedicated and vibrant team of bioanalytical and biopharmaceutical scientists. For more information, visit:

Applications are sought for a Research Officer in the Bioanalytical Section of the CDCO, to work within a flexible team of scientists in a state-of-the-art LC/MS facility. The successful applicant will be responsible for the analysis of new drug candidates and their metabolites from various biological matrices. This role will include developing bioanalytical methods for using LC/MS, biological sample preparation for quantitative analysis and performing in vitro assays using standard protocols.

Applicants should hold a degree with honours or equivalent experience in Analytical Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Science, and have first-hand experience in biological sample preparation and bioanalytical method development using LC/MS.

If you have the background to undertake this role, we welcome your application.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Please note, this role is a 12 month maternity leave replacement.

All applicants must have Australian working rights.

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


Dr Andrew Powell, +61 3 9903 9149 or

Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 30 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT

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