Head, National Drug Discovery Centre

Head, National Drug Discovery Centre

Application closing date: 
Fri, 20/09/2019 - 5:00pm

About the position

The purpose of this position is to develop the NDDC and ensure its smooth and efficient operational implementation. Once the NDDC is established they will be responsible for the management of the Centre and oversee project selection and progression through the screening pipeline, including assay transfer and HTS in close cooperation with the Head of the HTS laboratory. The Head of NDDC will provide strong scientific and strategic leadership to ensure successful and timely completion of projects and will be responsible for communication with NDDC clients so that they are informed of the progress of each project.

In addition, the successful candidate will oversee the pipeline of drug discovery programs from the Institute progressing across stages from hit identification and validation to hit-to-lead development.

Selection Criteria

The appointee will have a PhD and at least 5 years’ experience in managing small molecule drug discovery pipelines. To be successful in this role, excellent knowledge of medicinal chemistry and pre-clinical drug discovery process is a key requirement. Experience in medicinal chemistry is essential. Experience in pharmaceutical industry is also required. In addition, the successful candidate will have sound financial management.

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 5 years in a full time capacity. Salary is Academic Level D/E, or as negotiated ($150,081 - $193,321+). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Guillaume Lessene - glessene@wehi.edu.au

A position description is available.

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au, quoting reference WEHI/ANGL in the subject line.

Application closing date: 20 September 2019

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.