Spinal Cord Injury Post-Doctoral Fellowship

New Zealand
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

School of Medical Sciences

Centre for Brain Research

The University of Auckland invites applications for the position of Spinal Cord Injury Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Spinal Cord Injury Research Facility (SCIRF) at the Centre for Brain Research (CBR). We seek an outstanding emerging scientist who has shown the potential to be an independent research leader of the highest calibre who can help develop our capability and capacity in spinal cord injury and repair research. The Fellowship is specific to spinal cord research, but may align with any of the CBR’s central research themes including molecular and cellular neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and sensory and motor neuroscience.  We especially seek applicants whose work will facilitate clinical links and support the translation of new findings to the clinic.

This prestigious 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship has been established to enable an outstanding emerging scientist to undertake research in our Spinal Cord Injury Research Facility (SCIRF) in the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland. The CBR is a major neuroscience centre in New Zealand committed to identifying and developing new treatments for a range of neurological conditions including special emphasis on spinal cord injury and repair. The CBR supports basic and clinical scientists who work together in a unique partnership with the community to undertake neuroscience research.

The multidisciplinary nature of the CBR provides an excellent environment for the Fellow to engage with scientists and clinicians in a broad range of disciplines. Active participation in the CBR’s scientific and community programmes will be encouraged.   Details of the core research activities and strategic goals of the CBR are available on the website

Details of the application process for this Fellowship are attached.   For further information please contact Dr Simon O'Carroll (s.ocarroll@auckland.ac.nz)

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Closing Date: Monday 31 October 2016