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Post Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Tasmania, Wicking Dementia Centre
The position will involve using human induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease and neuroprotective strategies. Focused on gene x environment interventions in MND. Skills in iPSC, CRISPR/Cas editing, image analysis and/or genomics/transcriptomics would be advantageous.
Research technician, Bondi lab, traumatic brain injury
University of Pittsburgh
The Bondi laboratory at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to fill a full-time Research Laboratory Technician position. The laboratory pursues a variety of behavioral, neurochemical, and molecular-based approaches to investigate complex cognitive processing deficits and distinct neurobehavioral and neurochemical alterations relevant to psychiatric disorders after experimental traumatic brain injury. Techniques include complex rodent attentional tasks, Western blotting, tissue processing, immunostaining, and microscopy. The candidate will support the daily experimental work of the laboratory and will be responsible for day-to-day lab management, organization, as well as student training and scheduling. He/she/they will be expected to have excellent communication skills, troubleshoot technical issues, and assist with statistical analyses and graphic presentation of data. Additional responsibilities include preparing reagents necessary for research, maintaining lab inventory, including timely ordering of required supplies.
Under the supervision of the PI, the candidate is expected to work independently carrying out standard behavioral, molecular, and histological work. Must have a proactive personality with an ability to learn new skills and techniques; the ability to think about the underlying science behind the experiments is desirable for this position. Additionally, the candidate should be familiar with basic computing and data analysis software.
Bachelor’s of science degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, chemistry, or related field is required. Participate in regular laboratory meetings and journal clubs. The position may require some evening hours or weekend hours but those would occur sporadically. The position is located at the Rangos Research Center, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
PhD in Neuroimmunology
The University of Sydney
We are looking for new PhD candidates to join our lab at the Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney. Our research focuses on the role of cytokines in neuroinflammation. We specialise in mouse models and use a wide range of techniques to analyse clinical, histological and molecular phenotypes.
postdoctoral position
Monash University
12 month postdoctoral position with potential for extended contract for a neuroscientist with iPSC experience. Start date asap. Department of Psychiatry, Monash University. Prof Suresh Sundram and A/Prof Rachel Hill
Postdoc, Jennifer Raymond Lab
Stanford University
I am looking for postdocs who are interested in tackling big questions about how the brain implements learning and meta-learning, using an integrative approach to establish the functional links between events occurring at the molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioral levels.
If you are interested, send me an email to set up a meeting this week.
Link: None
Neurobehavioural Unit Technologist
The University of Auckland
We are looking for an expert in rodent behavioural testing to assist academic staff, students and stakeholders from the broader research community to access these specialised research methods. The successful applicant will:
-Provide training in performance neurobehavioural tests and behavioural data analysis
-Maintain an existing suite of 30 standard operating procedures
-Develop and validate or implement new tests
-Coordinate activities within the Neurobehavioural Unit.
For more information, please contact Andrew Brown.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Motor Neuron Disease Therapeutics
Translational Research Institute and QUT
2 year postdoctoral research fellow position at Level A/B funded by FightMND to work on novel therapeutic approaches and disease modifying targets in Motor Neuron Disease. Opportunity to work industry partners and drive a growing MND/ALS program in our group at the Translational Research Institute (TRI).
Postdoctoral Fellow - Targeting the Gut Brain Axis in Parkinson’s disease
QUT - Translational Research Institute (TRI)
We are recruiting for a 3-year postdoc position (Academic Level A) to study the gut-brain axis and microbiome targeted therapies in Parkinson’s disease. This research program will be funded by a recently-awarded US Department of Defence (DOD) grant commencing in 2023 and will be based at the Centre for Microbiome Research (CMR) at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane, Australia. This project will involve work in gnotobiotic mice with pharmacological interventions to modulate the gut microbiota for disease modification. These studies will be complemented by functional metagenomics and metabolomics studies in human and mouse samples. This translational program will be run in collaboration with industry partners and international collaborations in the USA.
Academic postdoctoral position in neurodegenerative diseases
The University of Sydney
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (academic position) to join our team investigating neurodegenerative disorders on an NHMRC grant for 1-4 years. The successful applicant will work on in vivo neuroimaging in animals and humans, as well as contributing to current research streams on proteostasis pathways in neurodegenerative diseases. Experience in live animal work is advantageous but not required. Opportunities for student supervision and other career development opportunities are provided.

For further information please contact
PhD top-up scholarship
The University of Sydney
We have positions for PhD candidates available on projects investigating abnormal protein pathways in neurodegenerative diseases and/or the development of a novel PET imaging method for diagnosing neurological disorders. Opportunities for top-up scholarships are available for scholarship holders. The projects are based in Sydney under the supervision of Prof Kay Double. For further information please contact
Post-doctoral researcher
The Birznieks/Vickery is recruiting one or more Postdoctoral Researchers for duration of 1-4 years to work in Sydney. The lab studies neural information encoding, tactile and auditory stimulus perception and sensorimotor control of a hand related to object manipulation. We work primarily with human subjects and use a variety of electrophysiological techniques including microneurography (recordings from single sensory nerve fibres in humans), psychophysical methods, computational neuroscience methods, machine learning and modelling. Our studies utilise various mechanical and electrical stimulators. We are looking for candidates with skills either in systems or computational neuroscience, psychophysics, and/or mechatronic, biomedical engineering disciplines. If you have interest in sensory systems, cochlear implants, sensorimotor control of the human hand or robotic and bionic manipulators, please contact A/Prof Ingvars Birznieks ( and A/Prof Richard Vickery ( 0431 664400) for more information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Motor Neuron Disease
The University of Queensland
We are looking for a dynamic postdoc to join our team at UQ. This is a 3 year Level B joint research position at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

This is a collaborative project with the Instituto di Ricerche Farmalogiche, Mario Negri (Milan). The project focuses on preclinical validation of a lead compound in mouse and cell culture models.
5 years Research Associate Position in Behavioral Neuroscience
Italian Institute of Technology
We are looking for an experienced behavioral neuroscientist interested in developing and applying a variety of behavioral paradigms to investigate how the dynamics of synaptic neuromodulators (serotonin and noradrenaline) shape interaction between brain regions for valence processing and motor control, to implement adaptive, flexible decision-making, and support the
learning of inflexible actions.
To this purpose, you will combine behavioral investigation in murine animal models
with in-vivo large-scale neuronal imaging as well as the latest optogenetic and chemogenetic
approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits.

5 years Postdoc Position in Circuit Neuroscience
Italian Institute of Technology

The lab applies a multiscale neuroscience approach to investigate the synaptic and cellular mechanisms underpinning nervous system functions (i.e., motor control and behavioral flexibility) and to examine the spatiotemporal dynamic of behaviorally relevant neuromodulatory signals at circuit level resolution.

The successful candidate will examine how midbrain neuromodulatory circuits and target-specific modulation of the descending prefrontal cortex inputs shape the processing of emotional state information in motor control regions (striatum), both in health and disease states (psychomotor and affective disorders
To this purpose, the candidate will apply neurophysiological, optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches, which will be complemented by state-of-the art large-scale population imaging techniques during behavioral paradigms.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Auckland
The Spinal Cord Injury Research Group has funding for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on a project testing a clinically used drug for its ability to modulate inflammation and promote myelination in a rat model of contusion spinal cord injury.

Position: 1 year post-doctoral position (payscale NZ$83,994 – NZ$88,430) – potential to extend based on funding.
Spinal contusion surgery
Drug delivery
Behavioural testing
Flow cytometry

Experience in a number of these techniques is required but support and training is available for all these techniques.

For a more detailed project description or if you have any questions please contact me:
Simon O’Carroll
Link: None
PhD scholarship
Western Sydney University
Drug discovery for neuroinflammatory diseases
Associate research fellow
University of Wollongong
Associate research fellow on induced pluripotent stem cells in Neurodegeneration
PhD project - Identifying molecular signalling networks governing synapse formation
The University of Queensland
Come and join the Neural Migration Laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute.

We have a PhD Project available ‘Identifying molecular signalling networks governing synapse formation’.

Our laboratory uses:
• developmental mouse models
• in vitro stem cell culture systems
• state-of-the-art molecular/cellular & biological approaches
• super-resolution microscopy

Please contact Professor Helen Cooper.
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