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Research Assistant - Imaging & Epilepsy
  • Attractive salary and benefits
  • Based in Heidelberg
  • Full-time position – 2 year appointment

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 research and discoveries on the central nervous system and associated brain disorders. Key areas of interest within the Florey 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 Imaging and Epilepsy research groups at our Heidelberg facility located at the Austin Health campus.  The Florey has 2 research dedicated 3T magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems, and is internationally recognised as leaders in the development and implementation of cutting edge imaging and analysis methodologies. These are coupled with close clinical and neuroscientific interactions, permitting the evaluation and implementation of new technologies rapidly into clinical use.

The role will primarily be responsible for providing support as part of a team investigating brain disorders using functional and structural brain imaging methods. This position will provide opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the project, including: patient recruitment; data acquisition, management and analysis; and manuscript preparation.

This position will suit applicants who are motivated to learn more about neurology and the brain, and about the application of advanced MRI in clinical research. Training will be provided in all aspects of MRI imaging that are required, and there are opportunities for attendance at internal and external clinical and research seminars. The candidate will hold high-quality skills to Honours level and a background in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, MR physics, IT, or related fields.

An indicative salary in the range of $65,776 - $77,369 commensurate with experience plus 14%/17% superannuation and generous salary packaging options. For more information or to obtain a position description please visit our web site at

Applicants who meet the above criteria should ‘apply now’ for this position, addressing the Selection Criteria in a cover letter, by no later than 12pm on Monday, 19th February 2018. Note that you will be re-directed to our recruitment platform Careerone for your application submission.