Careers

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 leading brain research group in the Southern hemisphere attracts the best and brightest.

We are looking for people to join our team!

Melbourne – a city of science

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 percent 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.

The Florey Postdoctoral Association

The Florey has a vibrant and active postdoctoral association to ease your transition into scientific life in Melbourne. They can assist you with everything from finding the grooviest places to live, tracking down your native cuisine and organising social or sporting outings with like-minded Florey postdocs.

Current careers

The Florey is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an optimal environment for employees that encourages personal and professional growth. We provide a smoke-free workplace with a high level of occupational health and safety awareness.

Please submit all applications through our nominated job board platform.

Staff benefits

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. 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.

Benefits include:

  • Generous superannuation
  • Flexible leave entitlements
  • Competitive salary packaging
  • Career development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation provisions

  • Generous leave entitlements

  • Competitive Salary Packaging scheme

  • Career development opportunities

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 and venue hire/accommodation
  • E-bikes (not subject to FBT if agreed km / usage is maintained)
  • Novated vehicle lease (subject to FBT)

Work Experience

If you made it this far, and would still like to perform your secondary school work experience placement with Florey scientists, or you are a current undergraduate student looking for a summer internship, please look over our work experience page, and good luck! 

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