Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Neuroscience

Perth, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Biological Sciences

  • Full time, 4 year fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Associate Lecturer Level A $68,452 - $92,497 p.a. or Lecturer Level B $97,310 - $115,350 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) provides an excellent environment for generating translatable, practical solutions to key global problems in agriculture, environmental science, biology, medicine and health, and engineering. Spanning the fields of evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation, computational biology, science communication and neuroscience, our internationally-recognised experts publish in the best journals, hold patents, spin out companies and collaborate with industry, hospitals and community stakeholders.

About the opportunity

As the successful appointee, you will be an emerging leader in neuroscience research in the area of brain stimulation and/or brain plasticity. You will contribute to experimental design and carry out experiments using electrophysiological and imaging techniques to investigate the brain’s response to magnetic and/or electrical stimulation. The Associate Lecturer / Lecturer will also need to co-supervise honours and PhD students, contribute to coordination of MSc level courses, and deliver ad hoc lectures, laboratories and tutorials for undergraduate units in the Neuroscience major at UWA.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiological techniques including patch clamping
  • In vivo 2-photon excitation laser scanning microscopy (2PLSM) in rodents
  • Teaching experience in a Neuroscience discipline

About you

The successful candidate will have strong research skills including theoretical and practical understanding of brain stimulation in rodent and in vitro models, as well as experience in delivering high quality teaching, including in the area of Neuroscience. You will also demonstrate a collegial attitude and the ability to collaborate across disciplines.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.