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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.

Positions Available


Are you passionate about working with musculoskeletal patients in a clinical capacity? Would you like to be involved in interesting research projects that have a positive impact on peoples lives?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to lead our new clinic, providing specialist clinical services to patients with low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Full time hours are preferred, however part-time may also be considered. Culture and Benefits include a supportive and friendly team; varied and interesting caseload of clients; progressive and modern environment; emphasis on best practice and application of research findings to clinical care.

Essential criteria: APHRA registration with no practice limitations; SIRA Approved; experience working with patients with low back pain; the ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; an interest or background in clinical research; excellent analytical skills and adaptability; sound word processing and experience with data management.

Desirable criteria: A minimum of 2 years experience within a private practice setting (Pain Management).
Enquiries and applications should be addressed to: Dr James McAuley

Closing: Friday, January 20, 2017


  • World-class medical research institute
  • Help conquer and cure brain and nervous system disease and disorder affecting millions
  • Pivotal strategic role
  • Leadership of the communications team
  • Generous salary package and benefits provided

NeuRA is now searching for an enthusiastic and experienced communications professional to join their Foundation team in the key role of Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will develop and drive the communications strategy for NeuRA with the goal of building NeuRA’s profile as the leading centre of brain and nervous system research.

The Communications Manager will also be responsible for leading the communications team, ensuring that all communications are well coordinated with the end goal of building recognition of NeuRA as the leading centre of neuroscience research.

If you are a committed media and communications professional, with a passion to make a difference in this vital area of research, please forward your application, including cover letter and CV, to

Alternatively call Grant Simpson, Foundation Director, for a confidential discussion on +61 2 9399 1262.

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