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

Crash Testing Engineer – Transurban Road Safety Centre

The role:

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

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Aboriginal Health and Ageing

We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) to join the Aboriginal Health & Ageing Program at NeuRA to support ongoing research and knowledge translation projects relating to the neuroepidemiology of ageing and dementia in Aboriginal Australians (including the longitudinal Koori Growing Old Well Study), as well as translation into dementia prevention and care.

Duties will include:

  • Informed consent, collection, processing and analysis of neuroimaging and biomarker data
  • Supporting the project assistant(s) with recruitment, scheduling and transporting participants to study assessments as required
  • Ethics approvals/reporting and clinical trial documentation
  • Administration and scoring of cognitive and other assessments
  • Data entry, database management, and data analysis
  • Preparation of material for presentations and manuscripts
  • Contributing to community engagement, capacity building and knowledge translation activities

Essential criteria:

  • PhD in a health or medical field
  • Ability to work with older Aboriginal people, their families and communities
  • Ability to work with other health professionals (Aboriginal health workers and managers, imaging & nursing staff, geriatricians, etc.)
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a research team
  • Ability to reliably and validly administer and score cognitive and other standardised assessments
  • Ability to reliably enter data, maintain a database, and analyse data
  • Ability to prepare results of analyses for presentations and publication in scientific journals

Desirable criteria:

  • Skills and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Knowledge of and respect for the ethical guidelines and principals underlying research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • Ability to process, analyse and/or interpret neuroimaging and other biomarker data

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries to: Dr Kylie Radford k.radford@neura.edu.au. Please send your application to Lee Hilton l.hilton@neura.edu.au.

Closing: Friday 18th August 2017

 

Indigenous Health Project Coordinator

A position is currently available to support the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based and culturally appropriate online aged care and dementia education resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This full-time or part-time role will include:

  • Coordinating a 2-year project to co-develop, implement and evaluate online education and technology-based approaches to dementia prevention and care in Indigenous Australians
  • Assisting with community engagement and consultation for the project, as well as liaising with a range of contributors including health professionals, researchers and educators, relevant NGOs, government departments, instructional designers and IT professionals.
  • Working closely with the project management team to ensure the aims and key deliverables of this project are achieved within the project timeframe, including supporting capacity development for Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff and final report writing.
  • Working collaboratively with the project team to identify a range of capacity building strategies in dementia prevention and care relevant to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families and communities.

Essential criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications (Bachelor degree or higher) in health, education or a related field coupled with relevant experience
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Intermediate IT proficiency including online media and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage timelines and deliverables with considerable autonomy
  • Experience in research knowledge translation and/or program evaluation, preferably in an Indigenous health context
  • Knowledge of and respect for the ethical guidelines and principals underlying research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including Aboriginal community leaders and health professionals, internal/external researchers and academics, IT professionals and other contractors

Desirable criteria:

  • Skills and experience in developing or administering technology-based approaches to health promotion and/or education

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries to: Dr Kylie Radford email k.radford@neura.edu.au. Please send your application to Lee Hilton l.hilton@neura.edu.au.

Closing: Friday 18th August 2017

 

Indigenous Health Project Assistant

A position is currently available to support the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based and culturally appropriate online aged care and dementia education resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This full-time or part-time role will include:

  • Assisting senior staff with community engagement and consultation for the project, as well as providing general administrative project support
  • Assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of culturally sensitive online education and technology-based approaches to dementia prevention and care in Indigenous Australian communities.
  • Working collaboratively with the project team to identify a range of capacity building strategies in dementia prevention and care relevant to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families and communities.

This is an Identified Position. In this position, the incumbent’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Essential criteria:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian
  • Basic IT proficiency in email, online media, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capacity to engage with a range of stakeholders including Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, health professionals, researchers and managers, and Aboriginal community members
  • Knowledge and respect of ethical issues related to health programs and research, including privacy and confidentiality

Desirable criteria:

  • Skills and experience in health service delivery, health promotion, education and/or community leadership

Enquiries to: Dr Kylie Radford email k.radford@neura.edu.au. Please send your application to Lee Hilton l.hilton@neura.edu.au.

Closing: Friday 18th August 2017

 

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