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Microscopy Facility support officer

·      Attractive salary and benefits

·      Based in Parkville

·      Part-time 0.4 FTE – 3 to 4 months contract


One in five Australians is affected by a brain disorder each year. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health employs more than 400 people who are passionately committed to researching the way the brain works. We are internationally renowned for our discoveries and research on the central nervous system and associated brain disorders. Key areas of interest include addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, depression, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, stroke and traumatic and spinal cord injury.

An excellent opportunity is available for a highly motivated individual to join an outstanding team of scientists and work within the Scientific Services Division at our Parkville facility.  The role will primarily be responsible training, assisting and supervising internal and external staff and postgraduate students in microscopy and data analysis. The person will have a good practical knowledge and experience in stereology, and a strong background in microscopy.

The successful candidate will an Honours Degree in biological sciences or Medical Laboratory Technology (anatomical pathology major) is a basic requirement with at least 2 years’ experience in laboratory techniques. Also skills in applying and evaluating a broad range of the latest technologies associate with confocal and stereology microscopy. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and advanced computer skills is required. Background is microscopy in particular wide-field imaging and stereology would be advantageous.

An indicative salary in the range of $60 to $69K commensurate on experience (plus 9.5% superannuation and generous salary packaging options). For more information or to obtain a detailed position description please visit our web site at

Applications, including cover letter and curriculum vitae should be forwarded no later than 4pm, 13 September 2017.


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