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Research Assistant

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 3 days ago
    Published on 13 Oct 2020

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  • Job no: 26822
  • Categories: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Research Assistant, Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Part-time, 0.6 FTE (45.6 hours per fortnight)
  • Role to start January 2021
  • Central Clinical School, Department of Neuroscience (may also require some travel for work at Monash University Clayton campus).


The Department

The Department of Neuroscience, established in 2017, is the largest academic department dedicated to the study of neuroscience in Australia. The Department sits within the Central Clinical School, located at the Alfred Hospital precinct in Melbourne, known as the Alfred Research Alliance (formerly AMREP; Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct).


The Role

Previously advertised in February 2021, this role was put on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are again seeking a Research Assistant (part-time; 0.6 FTE) to join the Paediatric Neurotrauma Group in the Department of Neuroscience. Led by Senior Research Fellow Dr. Bridgette Semple, the team’s research is focused on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying long-term behavioural and neuropathological consequences following brain injuries across the lifespan.

As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for conducting, managing and assisting with research projects, and may be involved in all aspects of the research, including ethics submissions, experimental design, analysis of results, and reporting of findings. You will be expected to work as part of a team including the Principal Investigator, post-doctoral researchers, higher degree research students, and other research assistants. A highly motivated, hard-working applicant is sought, with skills in small animal handling being essential criteria. Excellent organisational and scheduling skills are also necessary.



  • Experience in preclinical laboratory research, including the ability to trouble-shoot experiments and optimise if necessary.
  • Highly developed organisation and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks as well as set and meet deadlines.
  • Interest in the consequences of traumatic brain injury, particularly in children and young adults, and the factors that contribute to poor outcomes for patients.
  • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently as required.
  • Willingness to work with live rodent models.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



The successful candidate can expect to work within a supportive research team, with increasing independence as their task-specific skill set is developed. Contact extension beyond the 12 month fixed term period is possible. 

Alfred Health also offers:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • On-site gym and child care services


Applications close 11pm, 28th October 2020

Please include a cover letter along with your CV in your application.

All enquiries to Dr. Bridgette Semple on

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 3 days ago - 28 Oct 2020
  • Published on 13 Oct 2020, 9:47 PM