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Research Associate – Movement Disorders

University of Sydney

  • Excellent career development opportunity for a qualified physician seeking to specialise in Neurology or Geriatric Medicine
  • Commencing Jan/Feb 2022
  • Full time fixed term until Feb 2023 offering a base salary of $78K p.a. and 17% superannuation plus additional annual loading of $36K

About the opportunity 

The Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic at the Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney is calling for expressions of interest to undertake a twelve-month Movement Disorders Fellowship commencing in January/February 2022.

The Research Associate Movement Disorders would work closely with Prof Simon Lewis and will have the opportunity to develop both clinical and research expertise, predominantly in the field of neurodegenerative movement disorders and related conditions. The Research Associate Movement Disorders will be working across a number of clinical trials targeting disease modification and symptomatic relief, as well as getting exposure to a range of research platforms including neuroimaging, neurophysiology, polysomnography and other biomarkers.   The position could also be accredited as an elective year for a Neurology or Geriatrics Advanced Training program with prior approval from the relevant Specialist Training Committee.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Associate Movement Disorders who:

  • has completed a medical degree and holds AHPRA registration at the level of Medical Officer or above
  • demonstrates experience or an interest in the field of neurodegenerative disease or geriatrics
  • has experience working with patients with cognitive concerns including measuring and recording ECG, conducting venepuncture and neuropsychological assessments
  • possesses a professional and collaborative approach to research.


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing time: 11.59 pm 12 September 2021

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How to Apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.   In your cover letter, please address your suitability for the role, by reflecting on the points in the ‘About You’ section, above.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Andria Bingham, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on 02 8627 8552 or by email

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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Closing Date: 12 September 2021

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