Research Officer - Neuroimmunology and Remyelination - The Florey Institute of Neurosciene and Mental Health - EducationCareer

First listed on: 25 November 2020

  • Attractive salary and benefits
  • Parkville
  • Full-time fixed-term position


About us:

One in five Australians are affected by a brain disorder each year. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health has more than 600 staff and students who are passionately committed to researching the way the brain works. We are internationally renowned for our discoveries and research on the central nervous system and associated brain disorders.

 We are an Institute that makes a difference.


About the role:

An excellent opportunity is available for a motivated individual to join an outstanding team of scientists and staff, and work within the Neuroimmunology and Remyelination Laboratory.


The candidate will be responsible for

  • Contributing to the Production of conference presentations and manuscripts
  • Working with collaborators to undertake ex-vivo electrophysiological measurements in mouse brain
  • Successfully implementing established protocols for animal models of demyelination (eg. EAE and cuprizone)


Detailed information and key responsibilities are available from the position description:


About you:

The successful candidate will have:


  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Experience with animal surgery and small animal handling
  • Knowledge and experience in cell culture techniques, including purification and culture of neural cells


This position attracts a salary offer in the range of $83,974 (RO1) - $90,143 (RO3) commensurate with experience, plus generous superannuation of 14% or the option of 17% (subject to an employee co-contribution) in accordance with The Florey Union enterprise agreement. Employees are also eligible for substantial salary packaging (including living expenses, meal entertainment, accommodation, electronic devices, car parking and motor vehicles), together with three paid Institute days, annual leave loading, purchased annual leave, parental leave, and further benefits.


Applicants who meet the criteria listed in the Position Description should submit their resume together with a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria by no later than 4pm on 22 January 2021. You will be directed to email your application accordingly.


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