Schizophrenia Research Lab 2

The Schizophrenia Research Institute seeks to recruit excellent staff at all levels. You can review descriptions of positions currently available by following the links below.

Positions Available

Tissue Resource Centre Research Assistant

NSW Tissue Resource Centre
Discipline of Pathology, The University of Sydney

The Schizophrenia Research Institute’s (SRI) vision is to understand, better treat, prevent and cure schizophrenia. To support this aim SRI, together with the University of Sydney, coordinates the NSW Tissue Resource Centre (NSW TRC), a human postmortem brain bank that facilitates and supports neuroscience research into schizophrenia and allied disorders throughout Australia and overseas.

We are seeking a Research Assistant who will be responsible for facilitating the NSW TRC activities of relevance to schizophrenia and its allied disorders, including assisting with the ascertainment of cases, tissue dissection and handling (fixed and frozen tissue), liaising with research groups, preparation of samples for distribution, data entry, record keeping and implementation of quality control protocols. There will be opportunities to participate in research projects of relevance to schizophrenia for appropriately qualified candidates.

Essential criteria:

  • Appropriate qualifications (Honours level or equivalent experience);
  • Experience with handling pathology specimens (e.g. fresh and fixed tissues);
  • Experience in histology techniques and quality control;
  • The ability to work both independently and in a collaborative research team;
  • Excellent communication skills and well developed organisational skills;
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and management of laboratory inventory/equipment
  • Current driver’s licence.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy;
  • Neuroscience background;
  • Experience with biochemical or molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with electronic laboratory data systems

Applications should include a current CV and statement addressing the essential criteria.

For more information, please contact Donna Sheedy ( or click here for a PDF of the job description. Salary will be in accordance with experience and qualifications

Closing date: 14 April 2014.

Scholarships Available

There are currently no scholarships available.

Guidelines for Applications

Interested candidates should submit:
1. A covering letter addressing the essential/desirable criteria
2. A current Curriculum Vitae containing details of previous experience and contact details of three referees

Applications to be submitted to:

Research Positions

Nicole Batten
Research Manager
Schizophrenia Research Institute
405 Liverpool Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: +61 2 9295 8691
Fax: +61 2 9295 8689

Scientific remuneration will be in accordance with the Institute’s own salary scales. Any offer of employment to an overseas candidate is conditional upon ability to gain entry from the Australian Immigration authorities.

Employment Enquiries

Enquiries about employment opportunities are welcomed at all times and we are happy to keep CVs on file as a resource for appropriate future openings.

Please submit CVs to

Page last updated: 9:45  1 April 2014