Group Leader in Neuroscience, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

Monash is a dynamic internationally competitive university ranked in the world’s top 100. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive Australian universities, and the international M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities.

Monash prides itself on providing a world-class environment for biomedical research; promoting an interdisciplinary, collaborative research community underpinned by outstanding research facilities. Monash has recently created a new Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) at the Clayton Campus to create strengths in a number of global health priority fields, including Neuroscience.

The focus of the BDI Neuroscience program is to pursue excellence in discovery research and on high-impact studies of the organisation and function of the nervous system, with potential for translation through collaborations with clinical and engineering partners. The excellence of Neuroscience research at Monash has been recognised by award of the highest ranking classification (5; “well above world standard”) by the Australian Government, in three successive cycles of the ERA (Excellence in Research) assessment. Neuroscientists at the BDI benefit from co-location with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute.

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The Opportunity

Expressions of interest are sought from emerging or established leaders in the field of Neuroscience to establish independent laboratories or to relocate their existing laboratories to this vibrant and expanding environment within Monash University. Opportunities for collaboration with existing research laboratories in the field will be promoted and encouraged.

Applicants must have a track record in high-impact research and success in competitive grant funding, judged relative to their stage of career along with an outstanding publication record of quality peer reviewed science. Applications from researchers with expertise in non-invasive imaging (including functional MRI) in animal models will be particularly welcome in the current round.

The successful candidates will be offered attractive start-up packages and excellent benefits and conditions of employment.


Should you have any questions or queries, we encourage you to contact Professor Marcello Rosa, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Physiology at prior to submission of your application.

All enquiries will be held in strict confidence.


To express your interest for this role:

  • please submit your most recent resume with publications listed within it
  • add 1 or 2 referee details in your resume
  • apply via Jobs at Monash

Closing Date:

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11.55pm AEST