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NobbysNewcastle is an excellent place to undertake basic neurobiology research. We are an enthusiastic and collegial group with diverse interests and expertise to support graduate students, postdocs, and group leaders. Interested in exploring scholarship, fellowship, or future recruitment opportunities?

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The University of Newcastle is a research intensive university and a leading contributor to research in Australia and the world. Across many discipline areas, our researchers are making discoveries that offer solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. We are ranked in the top 10 Australian universities based on research excellence. An established research leader in health and medicine, the University of Newcastle is translating outstanding medical research into great innovation, through the work of our flagship research institute –  the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).


As Australia’s seventh largest city, Newcastle offers all the benefits and amenities of a large city but with all the friendliness of a regional town. Newcastle City has a population of around 150,000 with the Hunter Region home to over 680,000 people. With its sheltered harbour and profusion of natural resources, Newcastle has long been a preferred place for settlement. Located in the heart of New South Wales’ prosperous Hunter region, it lays claim to an exceptional mix of agriculture, natural attractions and industry including:

  • a myriad of beaches and coastal national parks
  •  music & arts centres
  • the famous Hunter wine region
  • NSW’s second largest tourist region
  • abundant agriculture
  • historical buildings and remnants of our convict past
  • a booming port
  • Port Stephens marine park