Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow - MIPS


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Research Fellow - MIPS

Job No.: 655969

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

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

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen. We make tangible contributions because our purpose is clear; to deliver positive economic, social and environmental impact in resolving the global challenges of our age.

    At the core of achieving this purpose is the diversity of our staff. We welcome and value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. When you come to work, you can be yourself, be a change-maker and develop your career in exciting ways. This is why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Embark on a transformative journey as a Research Fellow within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. With a legacy spanning over 130 years, our Faculty has consistently been a leader in world- class research and pharmaceutical education. As a Research Fellow, you'll be at the heart of the action, working within the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), Australia's largest and most successful group of pharmaceutical scientists.

    At MIPS, innovation meets impact. This role will involve contributing to the Monash-Moderna Quantitative Pharmacology Accelerator (MMQPA), where you'll collaborate with experts in mRNA science, pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology, and drug development. As a Level A research-only academic, you will conduct cutting-edge research, presenting your findings at conferences and publishing in key journals. Be part of a team that not only excels in drug discovery, drug delivery, and drug development but also played a pivotal role in development and understanding of mRNA therapeutics globally.

    About You

    We are seeking a Research Fellow with a proven track record in a relevant pharmacological field, substantiated by a history of refereed research publications. The ideal candidate will bring hands-on expertise in the application of pharmacometrics and quantitative systems pharmacology analyses, coupled with a solid foundation in fields such as physiology and pharmacology. Your problem-solving acumen, innovative thinking, and diagnostic skills will be pivotal in tackling complex challenges.

    MIPS, in collaboration with Moderna, offers a unique opportunity for significant project-specific training in mRNA-related initiatives, ensuring you stay at the forefront of this cutting-edge field. With a doctoral qualification in pharmacometrics or related disciplines, you'll play a key role in advancing knowledge of mRNA vaccines and making a lasting impact in the world of research.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

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


    Carl Kirkpatrick, Professor - Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, +61 3 9903 9204

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    Research Fellow - MIPS

    Closing Date

    Sunday 17 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Research Fellow - MIPS


    Monash University




    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 17, 2023

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    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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