Fellow/Associate Professor in Neuroscience

Canberra, Australia
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C or D
Salary package: $115,729-$128,825 per annum (Level C) / $138,643-$147,376 per annum (Level D) per annum plus 17% superannuation. 
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (Tenure Track - 7 years) 

Position overview:

The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at The John Curtin School of Medical Research is seeking applications from highly motivated, internationally recognized neuroscientists to drive high-impact independent research programs as well as contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. These tenure-track positions will provide funding for 7 years in the first instance. Applicants will be expected to have an international research profile in neuroscience, teaching experience, and a competitive funding record. We are interested in expanding our expertise in molecular, cellular, systems and computational neuroscience, but are open to applications from exceptional neuroscientists in any area.

The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience (EIN), led by Professor Gregory Stuart, was launched in 2012 in new state-of-the-art facilities within the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR). EIN was planned and built specifically to allow co-location of much of the neuroscience research at the ANU under one roof. It currently comprises over a dozen independent research groups working in areas such as synaptic transmission, sensory processing, the retina and excitation-contraction coupling, with expertise in electrophysiology (patch-clamp & lipid bilayer), immunohistochemistry, advanced optical techniques (optogenetics & 2-photon), modeling and molecular biology. This research is being carried out in vitro, in vivo and in awake behaving animals. EIN provides staff and students with an exceptional environment for research on brain function, with a cellular focus and an emphasis on signal processing in sensory systems. For further information on The John Curtin School of Medical Research or the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience please visit: http://jcsmr.anu.edu.au/

This position will be a tenure track appointment to engage a world-class academic for an initial period of seven years, with the option of renewal or conversion at the end of the initial employment agreement.

For further information, please contact Professor Greg Stuart, on +61 2 6125 8927, or Greg.Stuart@anu.edu.au

Closing date: 16 July 2018

Position description:  Level C_D_Fellow_Associate Professor_Neuroscience.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit http://hr.anu.edu.au/employment-at-anu

Application information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.