Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brain and Mind Centre

Sydney, Australia
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Amazing opportunity to join to join an innovative laboratory-based research for funded projects on Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus within the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until December 2021 with a starting base salary of $76K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Brain and Mind Centre, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health has an incredible opportunity to join their team on an innovative new project. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will serve as the primary laboratory-based researcher for funded projects on Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, including planning, coordinating and performing routine and complex experiments, contributing to data analysis, and drafting manuscripts, all with a high degree of autonomy.

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate who demonstrates:

  • strong knowledge and background working in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or Neuropharmacology
  • familiarity investigating the pathological basis of neurodegenerative disorders
  • the ability to manage a project including managing a lab with strict timelines and budgets
  • experience working with ALS and Parkinson’s Disease and the history of publishing articles in this field

About us

The Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in research and treatment of disorders of the brain and mind. In particular, 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 1546/1220F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 21 January 2021

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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