Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Postural and Motor Control

University of Queensland
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,201 - $128,201
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities to further your research endeavours

  • Based at our vibrant St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join our world- leading School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to support a NHMRC-funded project which aims to evaluate innovative footwear technology for balance rehabilitation in clinical populations.

    This role offers a platform on which to further your expertise and growing research profile to achieve national and international recognition in the areas of postural control and motor control. Specifically, you will be responsible for leading complex laboratory-based studies which requires specialised skills in data acquisition and processing using high-density electromyography, 3D motion capture systems, and force plates. At this level, you will also assist in coordinating the activities of other staff, supervising Higher Degree by Research students, and efficiently managing service and engagement roles and activities.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Research : Contribute to the development of research programs, collaborate on research projects, publish in reputable journals and utilise best practice research methodologies.

    Supervision and Researcher Development : Supervise students, facilitate engagement opportunities, mentor supervisees and provide performance feedback, coaching and training.

    Citizenship and Service : Develop partnerships, engage in internal and external service roles and committees, perform administrative functions, provide support to colleagues, and uphold university values.

    This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a part-time, fixed-term position from 01 October 2024 through to 31 May 2027 at Academic level B.

    Please note this position will have a varying service fraction due to the operational needs of the project. This position will be part-time (30% FTE) from 01 Oct 2024 – 28 Feb 2025 increasing to part-time (70% FTE) from 01 Mar 2025 – 31 May 2027.

    At Academic level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,201 - $128,201, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $126,595 - $149,996 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You
  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area, including postural control, motor control, or rehabilitation science.

  • Advanced knowledge and technical skills in electromyography, 3D motion capture systems, and force plates.

  • A growing profile of research in the areas of postural control or motor control.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Anna Hatton, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, via email at [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section (2-page max)

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Thursday 30 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-38104).

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