Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Health

2 days left

Parkville, Australia
$66,809 - $90,657 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation
02 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Medicine (RMH), Melbourne Medical School

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $66,809 - $90,657 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

The Research Assistant/Fellow will be a member of the Epilepsy and Behaviour laboratory in the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital) and will undertake research related to the interests of this group. The specific research endeavours for this position will involve investigating the bidirectional relationships between stress-related disorders and epilepsy. This will entail use of live animal models of epilepsy and advanced behavioural assessments, as well as immunocytochemistry and viral and transgenic technologies.

You will be responsible for conducting and managing research projects, and be involved in all aspects of the research, including ethics submissions, experimental design, analysis of results and the reporting of the findings in conference presentations and scientific papers. You may be expected to be involved in the supervision of research students and research assistants. A highly motivated post-doctoral neuroscientist with skills in small animal handling and surgery are essential criteria.  Experience in electrophysiology would be an advantage.

The Research Assistant will report to Associate Professor Nigel Jones, Head of the Epilepsy and Behaviour Laboratory.

Close date:  30 Oct 2016

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