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Research Assistant, Behavioral Neuroscience Position at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full time, CDD until December 2023
  • Focus on behavioral neuroscience
  • Base salary $73,751 – $77,926 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognized as one of the leading centers for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we pride ourselves on 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 conduct internationally competitive research, from molecules to drugs, from patient to policy in a range of therapeutic areas.

We are currently looking to appoint a Research Assistant – Behavioral Neuroscience.

The research laboratory in which you will work focuses on Parkinson’s disease, in particular on the neurobiological mechanism underlying the pathology of the disease and on the development of new treatment approaches. The lab uses a variety of tools including animal models, biochemical assays, cell culture (neuronal, iPSC and organoids), neuron transplants, histology and light microscopy.

About you

  • it is desirable that you hold a Bachelor of Science or a degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Psychology or a related discipline
  • experience in behavioral neuroscience is strongly desired
  • experience in immunohistochemistry and relevant analyzes
  • demonstrated experience of working in a PC2 laboratory with a solid knowledge of good laboratory practices
  • 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 duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

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

EEO declaration

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 that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

How to register

Applications (including a cover letter, CV and any additional supporting documents) can be submitted through the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Dr Asheeta Prasad at or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Cherie Goodwin at cherie Recruitment Operations, on the recruiter’s phone number or by email to the recruiter’s email address.

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Monday 05 September 2022 23:59

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