ANU - Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

Two positions are available to work in the laboratory of Prof John Bekkers, Division of Neuroscience and Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra.

The successful appointees will work on fundamental questions about how the brain processes and remembers sensory information, using the primary olfactory (piriform) cortex as a model system. Projects include the use of a miniature endoscope to image olfactory plasticity in behaving mice, and the application of ‘in vivo’ patch clamping and 2-photon microscopy to study olfactory coding and dendritic electrogenesis.

  • Fantastic entry-level opportunity to grow your academic career
  • An outstanding research environment with access to expert colleagues and the latest techniques in cellular and systems neuroscience
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits packages including 17% superannuation contributions and generous leave entitlements
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

Classification: Academic Level A

Salary package: $78,940 - $99,083 per annum plus 17% superannuation for Level A.

Term: 2 x Full-time, Fixed term position available for 1 year with possibility of extension (total duration of up to 3 years)

Application site:
Job number: 551033

Closing date: 12 Sep 2023

The Environment

ANU is Australia’s leading university, with more subjects in the world top 20 than any other Australian institution (QS World University Rankings 2023). The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), located on the ANU campus, is Australia’s national medical research institute. The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, based at JCSMR, honours the name of Sir John Eccles, whose Nobel Prize-winning work at JCSMR elucidated the physiology of synapses. Eccles’ legacy lives on in the form of present-day excellence in cellular and systems neuroscience at ANU. Research in the Eccles Institute uses the full range of modern techniques to address fundamental questions about synaptic transmission, synaptic integration, neuronal development, and the processing of sensory information. Translational work encompasses a variety of disorders, including epilepsy, autism and eye diseases. There are ample opportunities for cross-campus collaborations with psychologists, computer scientists, physicists, chemists and philosophers, generating a rich and vibrant environment for advanced research in the brain sciences.


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