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Work Type: REGULAR


Location: Melbourne

Advertiser: ChemSkill

Date Posted: 01/12/2011

Position Filled: Yes




Bioanalytical Team Leader - Sports Drug Testing Research

  • Excellent R&D Career Opportunity in Sports Drug Testing
  • Be at the Cutting Edge of Bioanalytical Analysis
  • Use your Knowledge & Initiative to Keep Sport Drug-Free
Join This New Centre of R&D Excellence
Supervisory Experience & Strong Method Development Skills a Must
Rare Opportunity to be at the Forefront of Bioanalytical Analysis in a Purpose Developed Role
Our client is a recognised leader in its field and has an envious reputation not only in Australia, but also with many of its overseas competing facilities.  They have requested the services of ChemSkill to assist them in sourcing a Bioanalytical Team Leader to establish and then develop their new Sports Drug Testing Bioanalytical Research Group.
Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the individual upon developing and establishing the Group, will be responsible for leading and maintaining the Facility which will provide accurate, high quality, research services.  As the Group develops there will be an increasing staff function, therefore the potential candidate must have previous supervisory/management experience.
In this role you would:
  • Take the lead in developing analyses for the determination of proteins and peptides in biological fluids.
  • Adapt existing methodologies for robust, routine analysis.
  • Develop protocols for the detection of genetic means of doping.
  • Investigate the use of biomarkers to detect biological and genetic methods of doping.
  • After developing methodologies, transfer and train parent laboratory staff in these exciting protocols.
  • Manage the Research Group's Budget.
  • Attend relevant national and international conferences and meetings making presentations where appropriate.
  • Prepare research results for publication in peer reviewed publications.
In order to be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Have a Postgraduate Science degree majoring in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or a related discipline with previous experience in a Bioanalytical facility. 
  • Ability to manage a small team.
  • Strong method development and validation experience in Bioanalytical analysis, such as LC/MS, IEF, SDS-PAGE,  Electrophoresis, Immunoaffinity extraction methods, Western Blotting, protein sequencing and related techniques.
  • Well established project management experience that will allow you to develop workable and sound solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to act as an expert witness at inquiries, hearings and appeals as the need arises.
  • Be willing to make decisions and commit oneself to taking action.
  • Show initiative in developing new ideas and techniques that have practical applications and that are economically viable.
This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.  You will be at the forefront of bioanalytical analysis and lead the direction of the Research Group. If you want a challenge and are willing to take on the responsibility, this is the position for you.  Don't miss out....... Initially, this is a two year appointment with a view to extending for at least another two years.  The research success of the Group will determine whether there are further extensions.
If you want a job, this is not the position for you, however if you are someone that wants to grasp an opportunity with both hands then we want to hear from you.  If you think you fit the requirements of this role please feel free to apply using the  "APPLY" button below to forward your CV together with a Letter of Application addressing the above mentioned criteria.
Please feel free to call Helen or Mark on (03) 9516 0100 for a confidential discussion during office hours.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. 
Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, only those that are short-listed will be contacted for an initial screening interview. All applicants CVs will remain on our database to be considered for future positions.
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