Research Assistant – Neuropsychology

Job No: FLOREY37
Location: Parkville

About the role:

We have a rare opportunity for a Research Assistant - Neuropsychology to join our outstanding team of scientists and directly support the Train Smart Study (Victoria University/The Florey Institute collaboration). The Research Assistant will be responsible for cognitive testing of research participants and liaising with the Parkville 7T staff for MRI bookings.  This is a busy role that will see multiple collaborations with different teams and researchers. 

This is a great opportunity for a hands-on Research Assistant who is looking to grow their experience in the medical research sector.    

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and conducting neuropsychological assessments and computerized cognitive testing of participants
  • Scoring neuropsychological tests and completion of associated data entry into online and locally maintained databases
  • Preparing brief reports for referral of appropriate cases to clinical panel meetings

This role is fixed-term until August 2022 at 0.6 FTE (21.75 hours) and attracts a full-time salary in the range of Research Assistant 3 ($74,010) to Research Assistant 5 ($80,890)

Detailed information and key responsibilities are available from the Position Description

 About you:

You have successfully attained a Postgraduate degree in Neuropsychology or have prior Experience in Cognitive Testing.  You pride yourself in your work ethic, values and customer service. You enjoy working part of a team but are as efficient working independently.

Prior experience in the following is advantageous:

  • Cognitive testing
  • Clinical trial or clinical research
  • Projects that require MRI scanning
  • Demonstrated database management experience and data entry skills

 Closing Date: Applications for this role close 23 July 2021.

If you meet the selection criteria, we strongly encourage you to apply. 

For any inquiries please email Mr. Chandon Fernando ( or our HR team at 

What we offer

Working at the Florey offers you the chance to work with a dedicated group of researchers within a culture that focuses on equity, diversity and collaboration. Other benefits include:

  • Generous salary packaging to maximise your benefits
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Wellbeing initiatives including flexible working opportunities and access to our employee assistance program

 All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check.

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About Us

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is a medical research institute specialising in the brain and mind and is one of the world’s top 10 brain research centres. We employ exceptionally talented people who work to solve the greatest brain and mind challenges of our era. Our staff and students are the bedrock of our research and success, and we strive for excellence by fostering partnerships and empowering people. At the Florey our mission-driven culture enables our people to collaborate, thrive, learn, make ground breaking discoveries and advance humanity through brain and mind science.

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