Job ID: 104715

Research Officer

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 3 March 2023

City: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Institution: The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health



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.

About the role:

A postdoctoral position is available within the Neural Networks Laboratory to investigate the electrophysiological properties of brain cancer. In vitro whole cell patch-clamp recordings will be performed in human tissue to investigate the properties of glioma cells and adjacent pyramidal neurons. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate with extensive experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology. Further, the ideal candidate should have a strong neuroscience or quantitative science background with a proven publication record.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Conducting in vitro patch clamp experiments
  • The production of published works in refereed journals, books, conferences and seminar papers.
  • Involvement in professional activities, including contributions such as conferences and seminars in the field of expertise.

Detailed information and key responsibilities are available from the Position Description, which is available by clicking on ‘Apply Now’.

This position is a fixed term, full-time role. The role attracts an annual salary offer ranging from Research Officer 1 (RO1) $88,155 to Research Officer 3 (RO3) $94,631, commensurate with experience.

Applicants who meet the criteria listed in the Position Description should submit their resume together with a cover letter no later than Friday 3rd March 2023 at 5.00pm.

About you:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology
  • Strong background in neuroscience
  • Good communication, writing and organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of research team, while demonstrating initiative
  • Understanding and compliance with OHS laboratory requirements

Experience with the below is desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience with in vivo systems
  • Experience working with human tissue for patch clamp electrophysiology
  • Expertise in multi-photon imaging
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of molecular and cellular neuroscience
  • Experience in teaching and the supervision of students

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

For enquiries please contact our Human Resources Team on

All final applicants for this position may be asked to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or to consent to a criminal record check.