Associate Research Fellow in Neuroscience
Deakin University - School of Medicine

Job no: 495541
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Health

The Role

The position of Associate Research Fellow – Neuroscience, is a newly created position within Deakin’s School of Medicine and is located at our impressive Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong.

As the Associate Research Fellow, you will initiate and conduct research in the area of neuroscience. This will involve behavioural and histological laboratory experiments in mice, general laboratory management, assisting with research student supervision, and the analysis and publication of research findings.

This opportunity, funded by an NHMRC Project Grant, is for a fixed-term period until 31 December 2021. This is a post-doctoral researcher Level A position, with a salary in the range of $86,479 - $92,644 + 17% super.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to;

  • Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision either as a member of a team or independently.
  • Contribute to the supervision of students within the laboratory.
  • Rodent behavioural experiments, with a focus on observing the effects of drugs which influence RXFP3 on feeding, stress, and other behaviours in mice.
  • Collection of rodent post-mortem tissues, particularly mouse brains.
  • Histological experiments, including cryosectioning of mouse brain tissue and subsequent immunohistochemistry.
  • Fluorescent and confocal microscopy.
  • Analysis and interpretation of behavioural and neuroanatomical data, preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and preparation of external grant applications.
  • A range of other experimental tasks are likely to conducted, depending on the skills of the applicant and research course.

To be successful, you’ll have;

  • PhD, with a considerable neuroscience focus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a member of a research team, including the ability to interact well with research and technical staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct high-quality research.
  • Knowledge and research experience in the field of neuroscience.
  • Experience in, or demonstrated capacity to learn, rodent behavioural and histological techniques relevant to the project.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the capacity to work on multiple concurrent projects, and to meet competing deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills, a demonstrated ability to contribute to the publication of research journal articles and/or conference presentations, and a competitive publication track record relative to experience.

For a copy of the Download File Associate Research Fellow (neuroscience) (1).pdf

Applications for this position close on 30th October 2019.

Please ensure to include in your application: i. Cover letter; ii.  Resume, and; iii. Responses to the Key Selection Criteria

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Craig Smith Lecturer in Pharmacology and Therapeutics +61 3 524 79473

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.


Advertised: 01 Oct 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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