Epilepsy

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C – join us as we strengthen our epilepsy research program. Apply now.

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Melbourne is renowned as a leading international centre of epilepsy research, a strength at the University of Melbourne. Research is particularly active at the Austin, St Vincent’s, Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospitals (including Melbourne Brain Centres at both hospital sites), and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Graeme Clarke Institute and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute underpinned by NHMRC program, MRFF and project grant support.

University of Melbourne researchers are in the forefront internationally in defining the genetic underpinnings of epilepsy. This research is a part of our ongoing strong commitment to genomics and personalised medicine.  Much of this research is taking place in the Epilepsy Research Centre based at the Austin Hospital, which has multiple local, national and international linkages.  Epilepsy researchers at the Graeme Clark Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital are designing new approaches to treat epilepsy via electrical stimulation devices.  Other strengths include monitoring and imaging of epilepsy, and epidemiological studies of children and adults.

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for epilepsy research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • genetics of epilepsy
  • development and trialling of new therapies for epilepsy, including devices
  • monitoring and neuroimaging
  • epidemiology of epilepsy
  • relevant fundamental neuroscience.

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

For enquiries please email: mdhs-campaign@unimelb.edu.au

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in epilepsy research:

Melbourne Medical School

Melbourne School of Health Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Austin Health

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Austin Hospital

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

The Royal Children's Hospital