Postdoctoral Fellow

Macquarie University
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:$81,581 - $109,852
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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The Biomechanics, Physical Performance, and Exercise Research Group is seeking a researcher to assist with a project to investigate the physical and cognitive load in shipboard firefighters in a Defence context. This is a parental leave backfill position for 12-months fixed term.


  • Salary Package : From $81,581 - $109,852 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type : Full-time, Fixed term for 12 months (parental leave cover)

  • Location : Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • The Role

    A unique opportunity exists for an early career researcher to contribute to research in the Biomechanics, Physical Performance, and Exercise Research Group (BioPPEx) at Macquarie University. This position will have a key role working on a US Defence-funded project to understand the physical and cognitive demands of being a shipboard firefighter.

    The role will be based at the Macquarie University, North Ryde campus, and will involve:

  • Coordinating researchers within MQ and overseas institutions and stakeholders

  • Leading laboratory-based research projects

  • Assisting with the supervision of HDR students

  • Actively participating in external research projects, including producing publications

  • Day-to-day assistance with managing the research project under direction from the investigator team

  • The possibility exists to participate in teaching activities at Macquarie University

  • About You

    You will be close to completing, or have completed, a PhD in biomechanics, or a closely related field of exercise and sports science. You will be innovative in a research environment and be able to find ways to combine a range of technologies in a coherent way and enjoy driving innovation. You will enjoy the challenge of working on unique projects and being a leader. You will be able to work independently and collaboratively on research programs and may have experience with supervising Higher Degree Research students and/or research assistants undertaking sport and exercise research projects.

    About Us

    The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale.

    The Faculty's current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, chiropractic, medicine and public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise that incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences, health systems and patient safety research, cancer medicine, and clinical sciences, amongst others.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and expect all our leaders to live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie's initiative to proactively adopt a ‘Flexibility by Design' approach to the post-pandemic future of work has been nationally acknowledged as a leader of other industries by the ‘Flex-Ready' certification awarded to Macquarie as the only university to be so recognised in the Australian Higher Education sector. Connect with us today.

    Selection Criteria To be considered for this position you must respond in a statement (maximum 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria and upload this as a separate document in the application process.


  • A PhD (or close to finishing) in a relevant discipline of biomechanics, sport/exercise science or similar

  • Demonstrated experience with laboratory- and field-based research data collection

  • Demonstrated research outcomes, journal articles, conference presentations, or the like, in biomechanics and/or sport/exercise science

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and, both independently with limited supervision and under direction, across scientific disciplines

  • Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements. You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

    Please note this position is only open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and those currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Tim Doyle at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Nithya Elango, HR Assistant, at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 11:59 PM AEDT

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    03/03/2024 11:59 PM

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