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Research Assistant

Advertiser: Neuroscience Research Australia4.5 out of 54.5 overall rating (6 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
22 Aug 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), located in Sydney Australia, is an international leader in brain and nervous system research.  Through laboratory and clinical research its goal is to find the causes of and cures for neurological and psychiatric diseases.


The focus of the Schizophrenia Research Laboratory is on the molecular and cellular changes during normal human brain development and in the brains of people with schizophrenia.  We employ a variety of techniques including histology, cell culture, animal models and molecular genetics.  Our goal is to uncover the underlying neurodevelopmental basis for schizophrenia in molecular terms including neurotransmitter systems, neuroinflammation, hormone receptors and growth factors.  We are examining blood biomarkers and genetic associations in schizophrenia.  We aim to discover novel treatments and biomarkers of treatment response.


This position will support histology and general postmortem research projects. Duties will include the preparation of postmortem brain tissue; performing laboratory experiments measuring mRNA, protein with a focus on slide-based techniques such as in situ hybridisation, RNAScope, immunohistochemistry (DAB and fluorescence; scanning, sampling and analyses of film and slide-based experiments with an emphasis on photomicroscopy and molecular quantitation via confocal, epi-fluorescent and light microscopes; evaluate and write up data results for lab data management system, conference presentations or manuscript publications.


Essential criteria: Bachelor degree with honours in neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical science or related; experience in histological techniques with knowledge of brain neuroanatomy desirable; experience with microscopy and quantitation software; working knowledge of molecular biology and chemistry.


How to apply

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Inara Bebris: 02 9399 1745 / 


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To apply, submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via 

Please note that applications will not be accepted via other mediums i.e. email  


Closing date: 5PM, Friday 13th September 2019



NeuRA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. 


You must have the right to live and work in Australia. 


Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination in all our employment policies and practices.


NeuRA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, and extends respect to all Elders past, present, and emerging.


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