First listed on: 19 May 2020

Rouse Senior Research Fellow

  • Provide research and operational support to the Neurology Laboratory at the Brain and Mind Centre, specifically in Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • A 3 year, full-time fixed-term opportunity with a base salary of $130K p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

Actively lead and perform or coordinate fundamental aspects of the research work and facilitate the efficient operation of the laboratory. The role is to be filled by a postdoctoral or clinical researcher with a background in neuroscience, and preferably in neuromuscular research. In addition to this, the incumbent will have sufficient knowledge to lead the activities associated with the research projects and work towards ensuring that experiments are prepared for and run smoothly.

The Rouse Senior Research Fellow must be able to work independently and to collaborate with researchers and clinicians from different biomedical backgrounds. The role includes assisting with grant writing/reporting and lab supervision of research students and junior lab members as appropriate for experience.

This is a level C position; your experience will be taken into consideration when discussing remuneration.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a

Rouse Senior Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD in medical research or a related discipline (submitted or completed); or completion of advanced training in neurology
  • demonstrated commitment to clinical research excellence
  • the capacity to coordinate a clinical research team, and, where relevant, internal and external laboratory researchers who are contributing to the project
  • strong theoretical and demonstrated hands-on experience in laboratory-based research or clinical research, preferably in the field of neuroscience
  • evidence of a growing publication track record with first-author publications, preferably showing knowledge or expertise in muscle disease or related neuroscience field
  • experience with handling and documenting sample preparation.

About us

The Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in research and treatment. We focus on conditions that affect child development, youth mental health and brain ageing. We aim to understand individual circumstances and to develop solutions that improve the quality of life for both patients and their loved ones.

Work at the Centre extends beyond laboratories and clinics to our strong partnerships with industry, government, the community, and other healthcare providers and researchers.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit  and search by the reference number 691/0520F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 18 June 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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