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NeuRA is committed to recruiting, training and retaining researchers, students and staff of the highest calibre. All vacancies are advertised on this page. If you are interested in a career or studying at NeuRA, please review the information and list of opportunities below. This is regularly updated.

NeuRA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

For general enquiries please contact hr@neura.edu.au

Career Opportunities


Research Positions

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow/ Postdoctoral Fellow/ Clinical Trials Manager

About NeuRA

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney. 

About the Role

Dr McCaughey is seeking a self-motivated enthusiastic researcher or clinical trials manager to assist in delivering a program of work relating to the development and clinical evaluation of technologies to improve function after spinal cord injury, and other related avenues of research. This research has primarily been funded by NSW Health. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research agenda, and supervise junior team members and students.

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

3 best things about the role

  • Opportunity to undertake world leading research in an internationally renowned research institute
  • Chance to manage large international clinical trials
  • Support to develop and lead your own program of research

Measures of success

  • Publication of studies in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Successful grant funding as both lead and co-investigator

Responsibilities of the role

  • Conduct and manage program of research relating to “Abdominal Stimulation to improve clinical outcomes after spinal cord injury: translation into worldwide clinical practice”.
  • Develop and lead own program of research.
  • Make presentations at conferences and seminars within and outside NeuRA when required, write manuscripts at the completion of projects, record experimental details and data results in laboratory note book.
  • Undertake other jobs befitting of a senior postdoctoral fellow within the McCaughey group as and when required, including supervision of research assistants and students.

This role will be for 2 years initially, with funding already secured to enable another 3 years of employment for the right candidate. Part time roles will be considered. More information about Dr McCaughey’s research can be found on the NeuRA website.

To succeed in this role, you will need

  • Bachelors or masters degree in relevant discipline, plus ideally 5 years relevant clinical trials experience (for RA-E level appointment), or PhD in relevant topic (for postdoctoral fellow appointment) i.e. Neurophysiology, neuroscience, physiology, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, or PhD in relevant topic and ideally 5 years research experience (for senior postdoctoral fellow appointment)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with a wide range of people
  • Ability to contribute to the development of new research ideas and experiments
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical trial design and management
  • Experience of ethics applications
  • In-depth understanding of data analysis
  • Applicants for postdoctoral fellow and senior postdoctoral fellow must have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Applicants for senior postdoctoral fellow would be expected to have a demonstrated track record of securing competitive research funding

Key skills that would be advantageous

  • Understanding of electrical stimulation, ideally Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Experience working with patients with Spinal Cord Injury and/or paralysis in a clinical and home based setting
  • Experience of multi-site trials
  • Knowledge of grant applications and Australian funding sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Experience using electronic data capture system
  • Moderate medical knowledge

NeuRA is committed to improving research quality. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Educate, Train & Foster
  • Promote Openness
  • Adopt Improvement

How to apply

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact : Dr Euan McCaughey, e.mccaughey@neura.edu.au0293991827

View the full position description here.

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email. 

Closing date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

Project Manager, National MRFF Prenatal Genomics Program (PreGen)

About NeuRA

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney. 

About the role

A Project Manager is sought for the MRFF funded National Prenatal Genomics Program (PreGen), a national translational clinical research grant.  The project manager will work with the PreGen chief investigator to ensure the smooth functioning and national co-ordination of the project. The manager will support antenatal genomic projects, local clinicians, diagnosticians and research staff associated with PreGen. The position is funded for a three-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 PreGen projects are intimately involved with fetomaternal, clinical genetic, laboratory, health economic and neonatal units around the country. 

The ascertainment and review of families for prenatal diagnostic whole exome or whole genome sequencing, translational research activities relating to health outcomes and the collection of evidence for utility of genomic testing will be a key function of PreGen. 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 funded from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) with secondment to the Randwick NSW Health Pathology Genomics laboratory at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. 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. 

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

Essential criteria

  • A tertiary qualification including science, ancillary health professions, nursing, genetic counselling, genetics or related discipline or an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation
  • Experience in complex project management and research data collection
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail good interpersonal skills.
  • High levels of computer literacy, a mandatory skill to execute this position.
  • Advanced decision making, problem solving and resolution skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and communicate effectively with all team members
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Insights and/or experience in medical genomics education
  • Experience in the successful execution of research grants and complex projects

NeuRA is committed to improving research quality. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Educate, Train & Foster
  • Promote Openness
  • Adopt Improvement

How to apply

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact A/Prof Tony Roscioli: tony.roscioli@health.nsw.gov.au

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au.

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email 

Closing date: 5PM, Sunday 9th August 2019

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

Research Assistant

About NeuRA

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney. 

About the Role

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with a passion for clinical research to join an expanding team with an international reputation. This role will involve the application of electrical stimulation to patients with a spinal cord injury or other debilitating illness in a range of clinical trials funded by NSW Health and other funding bodies. There will also be the opportunity to assist in data analysis, manuscript preparation and support will be provided to develop your own area of research.

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

3 best things about the role

  • Opportunity to undertake world leading research in an internationally renowned research institute
  • Chance to be involved in large international clinical trials
  • Support to develop and lead your own program of research

Measures of success

  • Named author on publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Successful grant funding as co-investigator

Responsibilities of the role

  • Conduct research relating to “Abdominal Stimulation to improve clinical outcomes after spinal cord injury: translation into worldwide clinical practice”. Also undertake other research related activities such as the preparation of ethics applications and assistance in developing grant applications.
  • Make presentations at conferences and seminars within and outside NeuRA when required, write manuscripts at the completion of projects, record experimental details and data results in laboratory note book.
  • Undertake other jobs befitting of a research assistant within the McCaughey group as and when required, including contributions to team meetings.

This role will be for 2 years initially, with funding already secured to enable another 3 years of employment for the right candidate. Part time roles will be considered. More information about Dr McCaughey’s research can be found on the NeuRA website.

To succeed in this role, you will need

  • Bachelors or masters degree in relevant discipline i.e. Neurophysiology, physiology, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, exercise physiology
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team
    • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with a wide range of people
    • Ability to contribute to the development of new research ideas and experiments
    • Knowledge and experience in conducting human psychological research using quantitative methods
    • Experience undertaking data analysis

Key skills that would be advantageous

  • Understanding of electrical stimulation, ideally Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Experience working with patients with Spinal Cord Injury and/or paralysis
  • Knowledge of grant applications and Australian funding sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Experience using electronic data capture system
  • Experience developing ethics applications
  • Experience in study set-up, data collection and management
  • Prior peer-reviewed publications
  • Prior research funding
  • Experience in using various programs such as R or Matlab

NeuRA is committed to improving research quality. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Educate, Train & Foster
  • Promote Openness
  • Adopt Improvement

How to apply

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact : Dr Euan McCaughey, e.mccaughey@neura.edu.au, 02 93991827

View the full position description here.

Apply via Seek here.

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email .

Closing date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

Clinical Bioinformatician

Full time, fixed term contract for two years

  • World class research facilities based in Randwick
  • Apply your bioinformatics skills in a clinical setting
  • Competitive salary and benefits available

We are seeking a skilled Bioinformatician interested in applying their skills in a clinical setting to support the molecular genetics laboratory, Mackenzie’s Mission and CRE-NCD

The NSW Health Pathology Randwick Genetics Laboratory is one of the major Australian centres for genetic diagnostics, providing a comprehensive genome diagnostic service in a consultative pathology context. The laboratory is recognised as a training site by both the HGSA and RCPA for advanced training in laboratory genetics for both scientific and medical personnel. NSW Health Pathology Randwick Genetics Laboratory has held continuous accreditation from NATA/RCPA since 1988, providing testing compliant with the ISO 15189 and ISO 9001 Standards and NPAAC Requirements.

Mackenzie’s Mission is a large-scale reproductive carrier screening pilot study which will screen 10,000 couples across Australia for ~500 rare and debilitating genetic disorders including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), fragile X syndrome and cystic fibrosis (CF).

The CRE in Neurocognitive Disorders (CRE-NCD), based at NeuRA, is a five year-funded NHMRC centre that aims to transform the diagnosis and management of intellectual disability (also known as neurocognitive disorders) through whole exome sequencing (WES), whole genome sequencing (WGS), transcriptomic and methylation analysis.

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

The role

This position will support the molecular genetics laboratory, Mackenzie’s Mission and the CRE-NCD by assisting with clinical cloud-based bioinformatics requirements for the analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, implementation and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines around design, performance, validation and quality control. The clinically targeted NGS panels, exomes or genomes and bioinformatics pipelines require embedded bioinformatic expertise. NGS data analysis using computer programming and Unix-based servers is required. This is also largely a development role, so experience with front-end and back-end development and  working with Amazon Web Services is desirable The successful candidate will be working closely with wet lab scientists, clinicians, pathologists, genomic analysts, and other bioinformaticians/software developers.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated development Bioinformatician interested in applying their skills in a clinical setting and able to work both independently and as part of a team. This is a full time position for two years.

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Contact name: Associate Professor Tony Roscioli (Tony.Roscioli@health.nsw.gov.au) or Professor Edwin Kirk (Edwin.kirk@health.nsw.gov.au)

Position Description (PDF) can be downloaded here

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au.

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email  

Closing date: 5PM 5th May 2020

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

Postdoctoral Fellow / Experienced Research Assistant

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow or experienced Research Assistant in optogenetic stimulation of pharyngeal muscles for sleep apnoea.

We are looking for a self-motivated enthusiastic researcher to join our research team to undertake preclinical studies for the development of a novel optogenetic therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea. This project aims to actively stimulate the upper airway muscles to maintain airway patency during sleep. Preclinical studies are using a rodent model that mimics sleep-related atonia of the muscles, and the primary responsibility for this position is to undertake preclinical rodent experiments, including animal care and handling, tissue extraction,  and preparation for assessment of gene expression and immunohistochemistry. 

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

Required qualifications
Bachelors or masters degree in relevant discipline, plus minimum 2 years relevant research experience (for RA-C level appointment), or PhD in relevant topic (for postdoctoral fellow appointment). 

Key experience required
Histology and immunohistochemistry; molecular biology, western blotting, qPCR; Knowledge of gene therapy, including viral vectors and PCR-based cloning; Animal surgical and handling experience.

Personal attributes
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, experience working in a multidisciplinary team. 

Other Details
The position is initially for one year, with potential for extension subject to excellent performance and availability of funding. Appointment will be considered at postdoctoral fellow level for candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline, or at research assistant level for those with a bachelors or masters degree. The researcher will be primarily located at NeuRA, but will also undertake collaborative studies at Macquarie University. Applicants must have unrestricted rights to work in Australia for a minimum of one year.  

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience and personal attributes and how they align with those listed above, to Professor Lynne Bilston L.Bilston@neura.edu.au.

Download the Position Description here (PDF)

Closing date: Friday 28th February, 2020

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. Please outline your visa status if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

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Student Positions

(PhD, MSc, Honours, UNSW Medicine ILP)

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 and further information on supplementary scholarships.


Foundation Positions

Fundraising Officer (Community Events)

  • World-class medical research institute
  • Help conquer and cure brain and nervous system disease and disorder affecting millions
  • Become a key member of a dynamic fundraising team

About us

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney. 

The role

NeuRA is now searching for an experienced fundraising professional to join their Foundation team as the Fundraising Officer (Community Events). This important role will coordinate the implementation of NeuRA’s community fundraising events program. The role reports into the Partnerships & Campaigns Manager and will work closely with other members of the Foundation team.

The Fundraising Officer (Community Events) will cultivate business and individual involvement in NeuRA’s community events, facilitating vital funds for NeuRA’s research projects including degenerative conditions such as dementia and mental health research amongst others. You will be an important member of a successful fundraising team, driving a vibrant program of community fundraising events which includes Bridge for Brains for dementia research, as well as NeuRA’s innovative new campaign, Colour Your Hair for mental health research. An attractive salary and flexible conditions are on offer.

By the twelve month mark in the role, you will have implemented the annual calendar of NeuRA’s community events and prepared reports to evaluate campaign results. You will have cultivated relationships with new and existing corporate partners and individual fundraisers and contributed to identifying new ways of enhancing the performance of NeuRA’s community fundraising campaigns.  

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Cultivating relationships and build support amongst corporate partners and individual fundraisers
  • Working with the Partnerships & Campaigns Manager to build the prospect list of corporate partners for community events
  • Implementing the community fundraising events program, ensuring critical milestones are met as per the annual calendar
  • Evaluate ways to enhance the performance of the community fundraising campaigns to maximise enthusiasm and participation by corporate partners and fundraisers
  • Develop post-campaign reporting to analyse campaign results and identify key learnings to improve performance for the following year

To excel in this role you will be a passionate community events fundraiser with a track record of building mutually beneficial relationships. You will have excellent time management skills and attention to detail, ensuring that campaigns are seamlessly implemented. You will possess excellent communication skills and be able to cultivate interest in and support for NeuRA’s community events. You will thrive working in a team environment and be able to build rapport with other members of the Foundation team as well as NeuRA operations team and research staff.

Experience working in a health or medical research organisation will be highly regarded.

This is a casual role with flexibility to schedule hours of work to suit the successful candidate. Remote working is available to all NeuRA staff and encouraged in the current environment.

Our values

Our values are the essence of our organisation – they are the principles that we live by, and are at the core of everything we do. NeuRA’s values are: Innovation. Excellence. Integrity. Leadership. Human impact.

NeuRA is committed to improving research quality. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Educate, Train & Foster
  • Promote Openness
  • Adopt Improvement

How to apply

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position.   

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact the NeuRA Foundation Partnerships and Campaigns Manager, Stephen Gallagher on +61 4 2726 4707  or s.gallagher@neura.edu.au.

To view the full position description, please view the PDF here

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au.

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email 

Closing date: Friday 19 June 2020

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.

Direct Marketing & CRM Manager

  • World-class medical research institute
  • Help conquer and cure brain and nervous system disease and disorder affecting millions
  • Become a key member of a dynamic fundraising team

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney.

NeuRA is now searching for a knowledgeable Direct Marketing (DM) and CRM Manager to join their Foundation team. The DM & CRM Manager is a key leadership role within the NeuRA Foundation, responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation’s DM program as well as supervising the optimisation of Raisers Edge the Foundation’s CRM system. The role reports directly into the NeuRA Foundation Director and supervises 3 direct report – 2 x Donor Administrators and the CRM Administrator.

The DM & CRM Manager plays a vital role in advancing NeuRA’s critical research discoveries into conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, mental illness and spinal cord injury by raising support from thousands of current and prospective donors. You will be a senior member of a successful fundraising team which is well poised to move to the next level of growth. An attractive salary package is on offer.

By twelve months in the role, you will have reviewed the DM and donor acquisition strategies and proposed new ideas to further grow both programs. You will also have identified and implemented new efficiencies through the CRM and optimised its output as an enabler for fundraising growth.  

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Develop and implement the DM and Regular Giving program.
  • Manage the acquisition of new donors both through mail-based and digital channels.
  • Optimise the efficiency of the Foundations CRM (Raisers Edge) ensuring it is a key enabler for data-driven fundraising success.
  • Provide team leadership and supervision for the donor administration team (2 team members) and the CRM Administrator in achieving the goals of the DM program and CRM system.

To excel in this role you will be an experienced DM leader from within the For-Purpose sector. You will bring demonstrated leadership experience of a fundraising team and experience with a CRM system, preferably, Raisers Edge. You will have excellent attention to detail, organisational and planning abilities and possess excellent writing skills.

You will be a positive team player and able to collaborate well with other members of the Foundation team and have the ability to build confidence and trust with NeuRA’s senior researchers. The successful candidate will also have a good grasp of PCI DSS compliance.

Experience working in the health or medical research sector, while not essential, will be highly regarded.

The role is for full-time employment (5 days per week).

Our values are the essence of our organisation – they are the principles that we live by, and are at the core of everything we do. NeuRA’s values are: Innovation. Excellence. Integrity. Leadership. Human impact.

NeuRA is committed to improving research quality. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Educate, Train & Foster
  • Promote Openness
  • Adopt Improvement

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position.   

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact the NeuRA Foundation Director, Grant Simpson on +61 2 9399 1262 or g.simpson@neura.edu.au.

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au.

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email.

Full Position Description (PDF) can be downloaded here

Closing date: 5PM, Friday 27 March 2020

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.


Operations Positions

Mechanical Technician


About us

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney. 

Our Values

Our values are the essence of our organisation – they are the principles that we live by, and are at the core of everything we do. NeuRA’s values are: Innovation. Excellence. Integrity. Leadership. Human impact.

The role

NeuRA currently has a vacancy for an experienced Mechanical Technician to design and manufacture custom research equipment. The successful candidate will be working in collaboration with world leading scientists to facilitate research activities according to best practice and legislative requirements.

This fascinating role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced graduate or tradesman to utilise their broad knowledge and experience to create bespoke equipment that directly impacts health outcomes in the field of neuroscience.

Because of the unique nature of the equipment created, NeuRA is committed to ensuring all aspects of WHS compliance is covered through documentation. An ability to forensically detail existing equipment and complete the necessary documentation will be highly desirable and set as an initial priority.  The Mechanical Technician will not only need to have the ability to design and manufacture projects within tight timeframes but ensure WHS compliance to maintain a safe workplace.

NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and manufacture of research equipment
  • Use and maintenance of workshop machinery and tools
  • Ability to use CAD an CAM
  • Repair existing equipment used by researchers
  • WHS compliance
  • Facilities Department duties including testing and tagging

Requirements

To succeed in this role, a minimum of 5 years experience in design and manufacturing using a variety of machinery is preferred. Personal qualities such as being able to think creatively and analytically, and the ability to solve problems are essential. Your written and verbal communication skills need to be highly developed and you must possess be able to communicate with people at all levels. Experience completing WHS documentation is desirable. A willingness to work flexibly within a team environment is also highly desirable.

How to apply

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via seek.com.au. 

For more information or a confidential chat about the role, please contact Mark O’Hara on 0414 793 683 or at m.ohara@neura.edu.au

Position Description (PDF) can be downloaded here

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email.

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 

NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.