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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,107 – $88,446 plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Continuing Contingent funded appointment with an initial employment term of 2 years


  • Opportunity to be part of Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy team, to pursue your research in protein NMR spectroscopy and/or protein structural biology.
  • Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package

Position overview

The Research School of Chemistry was founded in 1967 and reached its 50th anniversary last year celebrating the School’s staff and research excellence.  The School currently divides its research into four themes; Biological chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry and Physical & Theoretical chemistry, and hosts 47 academic and 34 professional staff members and more than 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be located within the Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy Group, Biological Chemistry within the Research School of Chemistry and contribute to Professor Gottfried Otting’s ARC Laureate project.

The successful candidate will take part in the research to develop methods for determining the conformational space of proteins in solution by the use of pseudocontact shifts that are generated by paramagnetic lanthanide tags.  Targets include inter-domain motions, conformational heterogeneity of amino acid side-chains, and conformational changes associated with enzyme function and formation of protein-ligand complexes.

The Postdoctoral Fellow must have PhD or previous postdoctoral training in the field of protein NMR spectroscopy and/or protein structural biology, evidenced by a track record of publications.

For more information, please contact Professor Gottfried Otting E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. 

The Research School of Chemistry and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences are committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics.  The School and the College are taking proactive action towards this goal, and committed to support and provide mentoring to early career female academics through their career goals.



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