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Envision Pharma Group

Deadline: –

Location: Sydney


Do you hold a life science PhD? Do you have a passion for writing? If so, a career as a Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Position Description
Working with the wider Scientific and Creative Solutions team, you will deliver medical communications projects to our pharmaceutical clients across the globe. Although some previous experience in medical writing or editing will be an advantage, as an Associate Medical Writer you will benefit from extensive training and mentoring delivered by industry-leading experts.
Key Responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
 Develop a detailed knowledge of the therapy areas you work on
 Support the creation and delivery of content across medical communications projects
 Write scientifically accurate content to meet client briefs
 Support the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings
 Work with the Client Solutions team to meet project deadlines.
Skills and Requirements
 PhD in a life science discipline
 A keen eye for detail across scientific content and editorial standards
 Demonstrable passion for writing
 Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas
 Ability to manage own workload across multiple projects.
About Envision Pharma Group
We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients that we support from our offices in the UK, US, and the Asia-Pacific region. We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.
What is it Like Working for the Envision Pharma Group?
Envision Pharma Group is committed to developing and supporting team members, enabling them to excel in their roles, and to maintaining a culture that encourages development, as well as recognising and rewarding achievements. We are a dynamic and rewarding company to work for, offering excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive and vibrant work environment.
Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you can contribute to our continued success, to or, alternatively, visit to find out more


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Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Location: Sydney



The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Post-doctoral Scientist to join an international team and who wants to forge a career in biochemistry and biological chemistry in the Vascular Biology Division, headed by Professor Roland Stocker.

The Project

The project involves the characterization of biochemical pathways that differentiate unstable from stable atherosclerotic lesions, with the aim to fill a currently unmet but important clinical need to identify unstable plaques in humans that can give rise to heart attacks.

The focus will be on using a mouse model of unstable/vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque (Circ Res 2013;113:252) and characterizing unstable and stable plaque using non-targeted and targeted proteomics and metabolomics. The potential clinical relevance of novel biochemical parameters identified in the mouse model as being specific for vulnerable plaques will be tested by:

quantifying these parameters in blood plasma samples from well characterized patients with or without acute coronary syndrome; and
developing methods to detect the novel pathways identified as potential novel imaging tool for the non-invasive detection of vulnerable plaque in vivo.
About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, be highly motivated, capable of independent work as well as performing well in a team, and be willing to ‘bridge’ biochemical with biomedical research.

Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required.

Hands-on experience with the following is essential:

· Experience in analytical biochemistry including LC-MS/MS

· Experience in proteomics and/or metabolomics, including analysis of data from non-targeted ‘omics’ approach’

· Experience in working with biological materials, preferentially mouse and human tissue

Experience and capacity to establish novel analytical methods is desirable, as is knowledge in redox chemistry/biochemistry.

What we offer:

Salary packaging
Bonus superannuation
State of the art facilities
Collaborative team environment
Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

To apply please send your cover letter, resume and contact details of three referees to

Deadline: 1 June 2018




Monash University

Deadline: 11:55 pm, 12 June 2018

Location: Melbourne


Job No.: 574291

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Location: Clayton campus

Supervisor: Adam Rose, Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program, Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, Monash University.

Duration: 3 years

Remuneration: A $5000 per annum top-up supplement will be provided to RTP stipend holders and/or to successful applicants for a Biomedicine Graduate Program Scholarship of ~$27,353.00 p.a. (tax free, indexed annually) over 3 years (plus a 6-month extension option). At salary bonus (up to $5,000 top up) is

The Opportunity

The Nutrient Metabolism and Signalling Laboratory
( is seeking a talented and enthusiastic
student to join our dynamic international team to conduct research on novel signalling pathways in
how metabolic signalling pathways are dysregulated in – and causally related to – the development of
metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The project will take advantage of state-of- the-art cell culture
(i.e. Crispr-Cas9 screens), animal models (e.g. AAV-mediated transduction, mouse genetics), and
metabolic profiling (e.g. metabolic fluxomics) methods. Specific research projects can be accessed

Candidate Requirements

Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry,
Molecular/Cell Biology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is open to
Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only and is funded at the rate of the
Australian Postgraduate award.

Details of eligibility requirements to undertake the PhD are available at


To apply, please ensure you include with your application:

  • a cover letter including a brief outline (1 page) detailing your interest in, and suitability for,
    the project
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s)names and contact details of 2
    academic referees

Please send your applications to:


For more details about the project please contact:
Dr Adam J. Rose
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
23 Innovation Walk (Building 77)
Monash University, Clayton campus, Victoria 3800
P: +61 3 99029340

Deadline: 11:55 pm, 12 June 2018




Australian National University

Deadline: 24 June 2018

Location: Canberra


Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary Package: Level B $98,009 – $111,365 pa plus 17% superannuation
Level C $118,044 – $131,402 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing Appointment
ANU College of Science
The ANU College of Science comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment & Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics & Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered Nobel Laureate and Kyoto Prize winners and trained scientific leaders in disciplines in which ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.
Research School of Chemistry
The Research School of Chemistry (RSC) was founded in 1967. Last year, the School’s 50th anniversary provided the opportunity to celebrate the RSC’s research and teaching excellence. The School divides its research into the following themes: Biological chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Materials chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry and Computational & Theoretical chemistry. The RSC has 47 academic and 34 professional staff and more than 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students. From late 2013, the School has been accommodated in new, state-ofthe-art laboratories with excellent facilities and resources for chemical research. The RSC is committed to improving gender balance amongst its staff. As part of this initiative, the School is offering this Rita Cornforth Fellowship to female applicants only in order to increase representation of women at the academic level within chemistry.
Position overview
The Fellowship is for early-mid career academics to pursue their research-focused career in chemistry, preferably with research interests that align with one or more of the existing research themes of the School.
For more information about the RSC’s research, please visit
The level of this appointment, Academic Level B or C, is to be determined by the appointee’s current research and teaching experience. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research, teaching and administration relevant to the level of their application. The position will involve teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard undergraduate chemistry courses. The successful applicant will have access to a generous start-up package to assist with research costs.
Application information
In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:
• A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
• A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list and names of a minimum of three (3) referees.
For more information, please contact Professor John Carver, RSC Director, via email at ph: +61 2 6125 9748
For further information about the RSC, please visit:
The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

Deadline: 24 June 2018