Employment and Scholarships

NeuRA is committed to recruiting, training and retaining students, researchers and staff of the highest calibre.  If you are interested in a career or studying at NeuRA, please review the information and list of opportunities below.

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.

Check out the UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships at NeuRA

Positions Available

Project Manager

Centre for Research Excellence in Neurocognitive Disorders

NeuRA is offering a Project Manager position for the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Neurocognitive disorders, a national translational clinical research grant.  The project manager will work with the CRE chief investigator to ensure the smooth functioning and national co-ordination of the project. The manager will support neurocognitive genomic projects, local clinicians, diagnosticians and research staff associated with this CRE. The position is funded for a five year period, and is designed to suit individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to, experienced project coordinators, genetic counsellors, scientists, clinicians or nursing staff. The CRE projects are intimately involved with the Genetics of Learning Disability Service (GoLD), which has offices both at Royal North Shore and the Hunter Area Genetics Service.

The ascertainment and review of families for next generation sequencing and other translational research activities will be a key function of the CRE. A successful candidate who has an appropriate background and aptitude, could also be involved in genomic analysis training through this position.

This position will be based primarily at NeuRA however the role may require the successful applicant to travel to other institutions or interstate to assist in the co-ordination of meetings and national projects.

Essential criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in science/applied science, genetic counselling, genetics or related discipline
  • Experience in complex project management and research data collection
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • Advanced decision making, problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Insights and/or experience in medical genomics

For enquiries and position description, please contact: A/Prof Tony Roscioli t.roscioli@neura.edu.au.

Please send your application, addressing the selection criteria, to Lee Hilton l.hilton@neura.edu.au.

Closing: Friday 22 September, 2017

 

Crash Testing Engineer – Transurban Road Safety Centre

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated engineer (degree or diploma qualified) to oversee the operations of the Transurban Road Safety Centre and conduct crash testing for NeuRA’s research programs. The successful applicant will work with Professor Lynne Bilston & Dr Julie Brown and other NeuRA researchers and collaborators, technical staff, and students. Initial appointment is for 3 years, with potential for extension. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential Criteria:

  • Engineering degree or diploma with appropriate relevant experience
  • Experience with data acquisition systems
  • Experience with mechanical design of test rigs (impact applications desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills
  • Australian citizenship, permanent residency, or visa that allows the applicant to work in Australia

Desirable Criteria:

  • Crash testing experience or knowledge, including experience using and maintaining anthropomorphic crash test dummies, and high speed video

For further information about the position:

Contact Professor Lynne Bilston,  l.bilston@neura.edu.au, or Tel: 02 9399-1673

To apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter addressing the essential (and desirable) criteria to NeuRA’s HR Manager, Lee Hilton,  l.hilton@neura.edu.au.

Closing: Thursday 7th September 2017

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