Research Officer

Job No: FLOREY45
Location: Parkville

About the role:

We have an exciting newly created opportunity for a Research Officer to work within the Prevention, Genetics, Epigenetics and Environment Theme.  This role will play an integral part in collaborating within a close-knit and hands-on research team that works to understand pathogenic mechanisms of specific brain disorders to identify novel therapeutic approaches.

The role will also focus on performing various neuroscience experiments which may have behavioural, cellular and/or molecular components.

Key responsibilities include:

    • Performing experiments, analysing data and presenting analyses in various formats
    • Preparing and enforcing SOPs and safe working practices, and assisting in general laboratory duties as required
    • Producing or contributing to the production of published works including journal articles and conference communications; adhere to all Florey Standard Terms and Conditions on Confidentiality, Publications and Intellectual Property
    • Co-supervising of research students
    • Contributing to the preparation of research and grant proposals

This role is fixed-term until 31 December 2022 at 1.0 FTE. However, there will be an opportunity for re-appointment.  The Research Officer role is classified as Research Officer 1 (RO1) and paid $83,974 per annum.

Detailed information and key responsibilities are available from the Position Description

 About you:

You have successfully attained a PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, cell biology, molecular biology, or a related field of biomedical science, and are looking for the next step up in your research career. You pride yourself in your ability to work within a team but are as efficient working autonomously.  

Prior experience in the following is essential

  • Experience in at least one aspect of neuroscience, at behavioral, cellular and/or molecular levels
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and manage time
  • Ability to deliver results in agreed time frames and to work to deadlines
  • Understanding and compliance with OHS laboratory requirements

 Closing Date: Applications for this role close 16 August 2021.

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

For any inquiries please email Professor Anthony Hannan ( 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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