Florey Research Assistants Network

A unique community for research staff

Florey Research Assistants Network (FloRA) is an organisation affiliated with The Florey that provides research assistants, and research-related staff, a community of support and career development opportunities. FloRA is a platform for social networking and resource sharing, collectively elevating both the individual research assistant and the research community at The Florey. FloRA represents and connects a diverse demographic of research assistants and research-related staff, creating a unique identity with expansive knowledge.

FloRA Committee 2024

“FloRA has opened up valuable opportunities for me to connect with talented research assistants at the Florey as well as many others who are based in the Parkville Precinct research institutes. No matter how senior or junior, I feel fortunate to be able to gain insight and gather wisdom from all research assistants I have met – thanks to FloRA.”

Erlina Mohamed Syazwan

A knowledge-sharing support network

Being a research assistant is a rewarding and multi-dimensional career that comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. Being led by current research assistants, FloRA provides a network for which research assistants and research-related staff members at The Florey can collaborate and knowledge-share. Throughout the year, FloRA hosts several events, social as well as workshops aim at professional and personal development.

Social events

  • Coffee and crepe catch-ups
  • Lunch for research assistants
  • Christmas in July trivia event
  • End-of-year celebration

Professional events

  • Career Development Workshop
  • Speaking More Confidently Workshop
  • Research Assistants Symposium