Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

The Ferrier Research Institute

Wellington, New Zealand


The Ferrier Research Institute of Victoria University of Wellington is a leader in Carbohydrate Chemistry research and development, with programs in drug discovery, vaccine development and chemical biology. Our team of 30 professional scientists is located in well-equipped laboratories at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt, and facilities at Kelburn, New Zealand.


We are looking to recruit a PhD graduate. The position will be a two-year fixed-term postdoctoral role to carry out the synthetic and analytical chemistry required for government and commercially funded drug discovery and development projects. Some of this work is done through our joint venture with GlycoSyn (www.glycosyn.com).


We want motivated individuals who can work well in a highly collaborative team environment and who can contribute to intellectual property generation and to publications in leading journals and/or reports to clients. You will work on designing and carrying out synthetic routes to novel products. Many of these products require the ability to solve complex synthetic and analytical problems. We will provide an environment in which creativity, experimental research and client focus are valued in the production of applied products.


The ideal candidates will have expertise in synthetic organic chemistry.


Minimum requirements:

  • PhD that includes Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Evidence of research outputs including publications in top chemistry journals
  • Great computer literacy
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent team player and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand if not a New Zealand citizen (by obtaining an appropriate visa)


Useful experience, but not essential:

  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Expertise in carbohydrate chemistry


Contact details for vacancy


Ferrier Research Institute, Ferrier@vuw.ac.nz


www.victoria.ac.nz/ferrier


Applications close Sunday, 5 May 2019.


Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.


For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies


Reference 2729.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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