First listed on: 28 April 2017

Research Scientist in Biomolecular Modelling

  • Join Australia's largest data innovation group
  • Take your career to another level
  • Help enable discovery in computational chemistry and materials science

The role of Research Scientist in CSIRO is to design innovative solutions leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies. You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts.

An outstanding opportunity exists for a motivated and skilled Research Scientist to join Data61’s Molecular and Materials Modelling (MMM) Team. MMM is a multi-disciplinary team that develops advanced methods, software, and platforms to enable discovery in computational chemistry and materials science.

This position supports computational research activities in Data61 on organic matter spanning biological length scales, and will play a key role in the Data61 Personalised Health strategy. The role will engage broadly with other life sciences professionals across the organisation, such as the Biomedical Manufacturing program in CSIRO Manufacturing.

The role is focused on drug discovery applications, including de novo modelling of binding small molecules into active sites of proteins, including speculative new ligands and how well they might bind; modelling of peptides to help design non-peptide small molecule analogues; and quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) analysis using machine learning to predict the relationship between function and small molecules interactions.

To view the full position description and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position details document

Location: Docklands, VIC
Salary: AU $92K to AU $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref No.: 38488


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Our commitment to you

CSIRO’s Data61 offers an open and supportive workplace, where employee wellbeing is a top priority. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace by focusing on gender equality, support and development of women in leadership, increasing the employment of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders whilst supporting the LGBTI community and other diverse backgrounds.

CSIRO’s Data61 offers a range of flexible working opportunities, including part-time and job share arrangements, to provide you with work/life balance. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas.

CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, that contributes to creating Australia’s data driven future.

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your cover letter and resumeas one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements.

Applications close: 11:59 AEST on Wednesday 24th May 2017.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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