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Research Officer Position - Brisbane, Australia

From: Christine Staatz <c.staatz>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:37:25 +1000

Dear NMusers,

Please find below a position description for a research officer vacancy =
we currently have within the School of Pharmacy at the University of =
Queensland, Australia.

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. 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 ideally some experience using Bayesian =
forecasting programs. The research officer will be involved with =
communication of results to the transplant physician and encouraging =
adoption of dosage prediction practises 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 at the School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Australia Centre =
of Excellence, Woolloongabba and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, =

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.

The Position: This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term =
position until June 2012.

Contact: To obtain the position description and selection criteria =
please contact Dr Christine Staatz by telephone +61 7 3346 1974 or email =


Closing Date for Applications: 14th May 2010



Received on Thu Apr 15 2010 - 01:37:25 EDT

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