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Career Opportunities at the Perron Institute

MSWA Senior Research Fellow in Brain Plasticity

Through the generous support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia (MSWA), an opportunity has arisen for an outstanding scientist in the field of brain plasticity. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated scientist to a 5-year position as Senior Research Fellow to undertake independent research of the candidate’s own choosing on any aspect of brain plasticity. One area of particular interest is research on the cellular and molecular basis of brain plasticity. The successful candidate is expected to establish his or her own research group funded from external research grants. Start-up funds for equipment plus some ongoing research support are negotiable.

The successful candidate will be based in new world-class facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Perth, Western Australia. The Perron Institute provides a world-class research environment, located in a city with an exceptional quality of life.

Contact: For further information, contact Prof Norman Palmer on

Closing date: Tuesday 7 August 2017

For more information see the job ad:

The Perron Institute

The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science Institute – formerly the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute – is Western Australia’s oldest medical research institute. The institute is going through a period of rapid expansion linked to its move into new facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre. These facilities complement the institute’s other laboratories at Murdoch University. The Perron Institute’s research focus is the genesis, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuromuscular disorders and the institute has research groups in the fields of genetics and genetic therapy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, neurotrauma, stroke, regenerative neuroscience and rehabilitation. The Perron Institute has a strong record of translating the results of its research into better outcomes for patients in the form of diagnostics, therapeutics and improvements in clinical care.

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