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Career Opportunities at the Perron Institute

WAHTN Executive Director

The Perron Institute is a Member Partner of the WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) and our Director Professor Steve Wilton is a member of the Management Committee. The WAHTN’s vision is to achieve better health outcomes for the Western Australian community through integrated discovery, translation and clinical care delivery.

The WAHTN is an unincorporated body accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC). It brings together Western Australia’s major hospitals, medical research institutes and five Universities to utilise in the most efficient and productive way the substantial State investment in new facilities for health research, patient care and population well-being.

The role of Executive Director of the WAHTN is currently being advertised via The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the closing date is: 4 September 2017.

For more information see the job ad:

Position Closed – MSWA Senior Research Fellow in Brain Plasticity

Through the generous support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia (MSWA), an opportunity has arisen for an outstanding scientist in the field of brain plasticity. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated scientist to a 5-year position as Senior Research Fellow to undertake independent research of the candidate’s own choosing on any aspect of brain plasticity. One area of particular interest is research on the cellular and molecular basis of brain plasticity. The successful candidate is expected to establish his or her own research group funded from external research grants. Start-up funds for equipment plus some ongoing research support are negotiable.

The successful candidate will be based in new world-class facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Perth, Western Australia. The Perron Institute provides a world-class research environment, located in a city with an exceptional quality of life.

Contact: For further information, contact Prof Norman Palmer on

Closed: Tuesday 7 August 2017

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The Perron Institute

The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science Institute – formerly the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute – is Western Australia’s oldest medical research institute. The institute is going through a period of rapid expansion linked to its move into new facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre. These facilities complement the institute’s other laboratories at Murdoch University. The Perron Institute’s research focus is the genesis, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuromuscular disorders and the institute has research groups in the fields of genetics and genetic therapy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, neurotrauma, stroke, regenerative neuroscience and rehabilitation. The Perron Institute has a strong record of translating the results of its research into better outcomes for patients in the form of diagnostics, therapeutics and improvements in clinical care.

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