Current open positions:

Research Officer Opportunity in Bourne Group

An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Officer to provide support for research projects with the Bourne group within the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University.

The Bourne Group has garnered an international reputation for being at the forefront of neuroscience with a particular emphasis on development, plasticity, ageing and repair following injury.

This position will perform a range of research activities to address questions pertaining to repair, development and plasticity within the brain. This includes undertaking wet lab experiments which will improve our understanding of neural circuits as well as being the keystone in developing novel and high impact techniques within the neurosciences while ensuring a compliant and safe research environment.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong research skills, including experience working within a PC2 laboratory and animal models (e.g. surgeries), and desirably microscopy, immunohistochemistry and transcriptomics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work additional hours from time to time
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and an understanding of ethics, safety and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated project administration skills with the ability to support multiple research projects in parallel
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team and manage students and staff

Ideally, we are seeking someone with a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BMS or BSc), preferably in life sciences or biomedical sciences or a related field.

Candidates who have a focus on excellence in the delivery of this research are encouraged to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

View the full position description and application requirements on the Monash University website.

Read more about the Bourne group.

PhD Opportunities in Nillegoda Group

PhD Opportunity

Exceptional graduates with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply to join the Nillegoda Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

The Project

Interested students are encouraged to send their CV and academic transcripts to Nadinath Nillegoda (

Suitable students will be invited to apply for a scholarship through Monash University

Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at Monash University are available at

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Nillegoda Group

Outstanding scientists interested in pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nillegoda Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

The Project

Appropriate candidates are individuals who will be awarded or were recently awarded PhDs in immunology or neuroscience or a closely related field. Highly motivated and passionate researchers are encouraged to send their CV to Nadinath Nillegoda (

Read more about the Nillegoda Group.

Research Assistant Opportunity in Nillegoda Group

The Nillegoda Group is seeking a full-time research assistant.

Ideal candidates are individuals who have a Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (minimum) degree with 2-3 years or more laboratory experience, particularly in mammalian cell/tissue culture and molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in immune and neuronal cell culture, cell isolation and/or differentiation. Exposure to animal work is a plus, but not necessary.   

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to Nadinath Nillegoda ( Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Read more about the Nillegoda Group.

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