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Research Officer Position - Brisbane, Australia

From: Christine Staatz <c.staatz>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:33:47 +1000

Dear Owner-NMusers,


I was hoping that it may be possible to post the below position =
description on the NONMEM users website for a research officer vacancy =
we currently have within the School of Pharmacy at the University of =


Hoping that this may be possible,

Best wishes,

Dr Christine Staatz.



Research Officer Position - School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland =
(Brisbane, Australia)

The School of Pharmacy is one of the largest Schools of this type in =
Australia with many active researchers engaged in a variety of research =
projects. The modelling and simulation group at the School of Pharmacy, =
University of Queensland, includes internationally recognised =
researchers that have a diverse range of interests in the area of =
pharmacometrics. An exciting research project within the School of =
Pharmacy is underway, designed to improve the way immunosuppressant =
drugs are used for transplant recipients.

The Role: The primary purpose of this position will be to assist with =
population pharmacokinetic model building and evaluation and the =
application of these models to Bayesian forecasting. The applicant =
should have had some previous experiencing using population modelling =
programs such as NONMEM and/or using Bayesian forecasting programs such =
as ABBOTTBASE, TCI Works or MW PHARM. The research officer will be =
involved with the communication of results to the transplant physician =
and encouraging adoption of dosage prediction practices in transplant =
clinics. In addition to the above duties the research officer may be =
asked to assist with recruitment of patients into our studies and blood =
and tissue sample collection; to assist with collection of =
pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic information from patient medical =
records; and to input concentrations-time-effect data into spreadsheets =
suitable for NONMEM, Bayesian forecasting and other statistical =
analysis. The position will be physically based in the Department of =
Clinical Pharmacology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, as =
well as at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

The Person: Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral or masters' =
qualification in science, pharmacy or a related discipline together with =
previous experiencing using population modelling programs such as NONMEM =
and/or using Bayesian forecasting programs. Excellent organisational and =
communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with =
colleagues are also essentials.

Remuneration: This is a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term =
position until December 2010. The remuneration package will be in the =
range of Academic Research Level A: $49,704 to $67,420 per annum, plus =
employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

Contact: Obtain the position description and selection criteria online

obID=15107588) or contact Dr Christine Staatz on +61 7 3346 7753 or =
email chris

Closing Date for Applications: 15 May 2009

Reference Number: 3018860

Received on Sun Mar 29 2009 - 18:33:47 EDT

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