Employment & Scholarships

Please send all position applications, addressing the selection criteria, to:
Lee Hilton
PO Box 1165 Randwick NSW Australia 2031
Fax: +612 9399 1026

Information for PhD Applicants

PhD students form an integral part of the research community at Neuroscience Research Australia. We currently have students studying under the supervision of a NeuRA faculty member in almost every research group across the institute. Our doctoral students come from both Australia and overseas and generally have a graduate degree in either medicine, science or allied health.

If you are interested in commencing a PhD at NeuRA, you must first make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your proposed project. You can find out about what type of research we are currently conducting in the ‘Our Research’ section of the NeuRA website. You will also find contact details for our group leaders there.

You may start your doctoral studies in either first (March) or second (August) semester. Before you begin, you must be accepted and enrolled as a postgraduate student at the University of New South Wales.

Read about some of our current PhD students


Applications are invited for a Research Officer to undertake research into the contributions of neural control, biomechanics, anatomy and sensation to obstructive sleep apnoea and physiological correlates of treatment outcome with mandibular advancement splints. The role will principally involve conducting electromyography and sleep physiology experiments and analysis as part of a multidisciplinary research team. The successful applicant will be expected to take a lead role in manuscript preparation and presentation of results at conferences.

Essential criteria: PhD in neurophysiology, sleep physiology or related discipline (or equivalent experience); advanced computer skills; a good knowledge of basic statistics; excellent written and verbal English; interpersonal and problem solving skills; excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and within a team environment. The role will involve assisting with overnight sleep physiology experiments.

Desirable criteria: Previous experience in making EMG measurements (especially single motor unit or intramuscular recordings) and sleep research an advantage. MATLAB, Spike or other programming skills an advantage. Applicants with a strong publication track record are highly desirable.

Enquiries: Prof Lynne Bilston l.bilston@neura.edu.au. Position description available from Lee Hilton l.hilton@neura.edu.au. Please send your application, addressing the selection criteria to Lee Hilton.

Mail: PO Box 1165

Randwick NSW 2031.

Closing: Friday 30 January, 2015

PhD Projects - FRONTIER research group

Two PhD projects are available in FRONTIER, a clinical research group specialising in younger onset dementia syndromes based at Neuroscience Research Australia. The PhD projects will focus on aspects of memory, imagination, and social cognition and how these processes are disrupted in dementia syndromes. The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships. These projects are ideally suited to individuals who have a strong aptitude for research with good interpersonal skills, and have an interest in cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology.

The PhD students will be based within FRONTIER at Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales.

Essential criteria: An undergraduate degree with Honours (first class) in a relevant Psychology, or Neuroscience discipline; eligibility for enrolment in a PhD program at the University of New South Wales; eligibility to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent.

Enquiries to: Associate Professor Olivier Piguet. Please send your application to Lee Hilton. Fax: 02 9399 1026. Mail: PO Box 1165 Randwick NSW Australia 2031.