- World-class medical research institute
- Help conquer and cure brain and nervous system disease and disorder affecting millions
- Become a key member of a dynamic team
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. NeuRA has world-class research facilities and is based at Randwick in Sydney.
About the Role
The Paxinos Brain Mapping Laboratory is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Senior Research Assistant that would be able to assist in the creation of human and animal brain atlases. Specifically, we are needing someone with skills in structural and diffusion weighted MRI, tractography, and/or histology, but importantly an enthusiasm for neuroanatomy. The lab is currently developing a living human brain atlas in MRI modalities, which needs attention in development of MRI contrasts, tractography, and methods to advantage the delineation of neuroanatomy. Further, there is the upcoming development of histological mouse atlases. Skills in neuronal morphology, glia, function, and comparative/homologous anatomy would also be desired.
Responsibilities for the role include:
- Management of MRI datasets, their processing and refinement.
- Sectioning of brain tissue using cryostat or vibratomes
- Histology of brain tissue
To excel in this role you will need a passion for neuroanatomy. Further to that, excellent structural MRI, diffusion weighted, and tractographic skills AND/OR histological skills. Overall, a degree of knowledge of neuroanatomy is required and appreciation for comparative anatomy.