Working at Florey

The Florey recruits world class researchers, both locally and internationally and we engage the highest quality staff to support them. Our reputation for innovative research and our position as the largest brain research group in the Southern hemisphere attracts the best and brightest. We are looking for people to join our team!


At the Florey, we are committed to providing an optimal working environment for all staff and we encourage personal development and professional growth. All staff undergo a comprehensive induction process. FNI staff are given access to a range of e-learning opportunities, OH&S training and support services. Our aim is to foster a positive workplace culture for all our staff.

Staff Benefits

  • Generous superannuation provisions
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Competitive Salary Packaging scheme
  • Career development opportunities, including professional development and conference participation

Salary Packaging Benefits

The Florey offers salary packaging to all its eligible employees where they can salary package expenses from a list of approved items. The Florey is exempt from having to pay FBT up to a capping limit of $15,900 each FBT year (1 April – 31 March) on salary packaging benefits provided to employees. Salary packaging can therefore increase the employee’s net salary.

Some of the approved salary packaging expense items include:

  • Mortgage or rent payments;
  • School fees;
  • Personal loan repayments;
  • Health Insurance premiums;
  • Credit card monthly payment reimbursement;
  • HELP (formerly HECS) repayments;
  • Payment of utilities.

Staff can also salary package certain benefits that are not subject to FBT, over and above the $15,900 capping limit, including:

  • Work-related expenses;
  • Additional superannuation contributions;
  • Meal Entertainment;
  • Venue hire/accommodation.

Melbourne – a city of science

BioMedVic - a brochure about the biomedical precinct in Parkville

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital and it embraces the largest concentration of scientific research, development and business in the southern hemisphere.

The state of Victoria accounts for approximately 25 per cent of Australia’s population, yet carries out more than 40 per cent of the nation’s health and medical research. The universities of greater Melbourne produce more students from the sciences than any other Australian city. Melbourne also ranks alongside London and Boston as the only cities with two world-class medical teaching universities.