Research Assistant - Behavioural Neuroscience

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Camperdown, Australia
$83,384 + 17% superannuation
15 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term until December 2025
  • Focus on Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Base Salary starting at $83,384 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised as one of the leading centres for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leading members of the medical research community with an innovative integrated curriculum. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

The Neurotherapeutics group pursues novel approaches for understanding and treating neurological disorders focusing on dopamine dynamics. Current projects are based on pathology of Parkinson's disease and neurobiology of addiction. We apply neural modulation techniques such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, pharmacological manipulation. The team is currently seeking a research assistant to conduct a range of in vivo techniques, including stereotaxic surgery, animal care, behavioural analysis, and tissue-processing.

About you

  • bacherlor's degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Psychology, or related discipline
  • perform stereotaxic intra-cranial surgery and post-surgical monitoring on rodents
  • conduct transcardial perfusions of rodents and brain tissue extraction independently
  • assist with laboratory management tasks relevant for the research project (e.g., ordering of chemicals and reagents for the immunohistochemical analyses, disposal of chemical waste).
  • laboratory management skills
  • demonstrated experience working in a PC2 containment laboratory with strong knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice.
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Thursday 28 September 2023 11:59 PM

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