Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - Behavioural Neuroscience (Learning & Memory)
University of Technology Sydney (View other jobs from this organisation)
Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow – Behavioural Neuroscience (Learning & Memory)
Faculty of Science/Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow
This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an accomplished researcher specialising in Behavioural Neuroscience (Learning and Memory) to join a newly created research centre. This is a career-making position that will see you accomplishing breakthroughs in major human diseases.
About the Centre
Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre pursues research in the neuroscience of cognition, movement and related neurological diseases. The Centre is divided into various overlapping and complementary research streams, directed to high impact research related to understanding the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms involved. The Centre aims to become a sustainable, world-leading hub of research excellence, working to achieve transformative outcomes for sufferers of neurological diseases through employing a novel, trans-disciplinary approach. You will support the centre in this endeavour, including the development of research funding applications and contribution to world-standard research outcomes.
About the role
The position will expand your research profile and career, pursuing leading-edge research at the forefront of Behavioural Neuroscience research, working with members of the Centre to create a body of work that is ground breaking and distinctive.
You will be expected to establish a new project within the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine. You will establish a unique research direction within behavioural neuroscience and, subject to funding, success and availability, build your own research sub-team.
You can expect to work closely with the Centre Director, Professor Bryce Vissel and other senior team members to develop a research plan for the project, and will play a leading role in the execution of this plan. You will utilise a number of techniques and will run studies as well as work closely and collaboratively within a high-performing group.
A collaborative researcher, you will have undertaken PhD or equivalent studies in a related discipline and will have extensive post-doctoral experience specifically in Behavioural Neuroscience research or a closely aligned research area. Additionally, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in at least one of the following; Optogenetics, two-photon microscopy, synaptic/calcium imaging, or brain viewing windows and must be able to set these methods up in the laboratory for general use. High level of experience working with rodents, including animal handling, neurological behavioural testing and/or electrophysiology is also highly desirable. Similarly you will be able to demonstrate a track record of scientific publications and successful applications for research funding of research with impact relevant to an appointment at this level.
Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: $99,924 to $135,725 pa (Level B/C)
This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed termbasis for five years.
How To Apply
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Specific enquiries on the role may be directed to Professor Bryce Vissel via Katherine Waldron on Katherine.email@example.com
Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel
Closing Date: 1st August, 2017 at 11.59pm(AEST)
UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, the Australian trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.
- Closing Date:
- 01 Aug 2017
- NSW - Broadway
- $99,924 to $135,725 pa (Level B/C)
- Work Type:
- Full Time