5 year appointment with the possibility of extension
Salary range A$141,910 per annum – A$156,343 per annum
Contribution to relocation costs, if applicable
Start-up funds for equipment plus some ongoing research support negotiable
The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science Institute is Western Australia’s oldest medical research institute. The institute is going through a period of rapid expansion linked to its move into new facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre. These facilities complement the institute’s other laboratories at Murdoch University. The Perron Institute's research focuses on the genesis, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuromuscular disorders and the institute has research groups in the fields of genetics and genetic therapy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, neurotrauma, stroke, regenerative neuroscience and rehabilitation. The Perron Institute has a strong record of translating the results of its research into better outcomes for patients in the form of diagnostics, therapeutics and improvements in clinical care.
Through the generous support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia (MSWA), an opportunity has arisen for an outstanding scientist in the field of brain plasticity. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated scientist to a 5-year position as Senior Research Fellow to undertake independent research of the candidate’s own choosing on any aspect of brain plasticity. One area of particular interest is research on the cellular and molecular basis of brain plasticity. The successful candidate is expected to establish his or her own research group funded from external research grants. Start-up funds for equipment plus some ongoing research support are negotiable.
The successful candidate will be based in new world-class facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Perth, Western Australia. The Perron Institute provides a world-class research environment, located in a city with an exceptional quality of life.
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent research degree and have a background in brain plasticity supported a track record of research grants and publications in the field. Assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated. Part-time (fractional) appointment are negotiable for candidates based in Western Australian institutions. Aside from providing a Curriculum Vitae and addressing the selection criteria, applicants are required to submit a brief description (no more than 3 pages, excluding references) describing in broad terms the research they propose to undertake.
Additional Salary Information: * Includes superannuation* Relocation costs negotiable
The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science – formerly the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute – is Western Australia’s longest established medical research institute. The institute's research focuses on the origins, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuromuscular disorders. In addition, the institute is involved in clinical care through its fifteen spe...cialist neurology clinics. The institute undertakes cutting edge research on a broad spectrum of conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to translate research outcomes into treatments aimed at providing a better quality of life for millions of people around the world who suffer with devastating neurological conditions.