Senior Research Fellow - Neuromuscular Disorders and Gait Analysis

University of Melbourne
July 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:$146,050 – $168,403
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Senior Research Fellow - Neuromuscular Disorders and Gait Analysis

Job no: 0040081 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time/Part-time considered (minimum 0.6FTE); Fixed-term for 24 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Paediatrics Salary: Academic C – $146,050 – $168,403 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead and innovate in high-impact research, focusing on gait analysis and Cerebral Palsy management, while building engagement with key stakeholders and contributing to research training and supervision.
  • Collaborate with world-leading experts at the Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Laboratory to advance gait analysis research.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This role significantly contributes to high-quality research, focusing on physiotherapy and Cerebral Palsy management. Engaging with key stakeholders, including the Gait Analysis Laboratory and Orthopaedic Department at the Royal Children's Hospital, the role involves research leadership, training, and supervision, with potential contributions to the Doctor of Medicine program and innovative tool development.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of a research team
  • Take the lead in seeking and securing competitive national research grants and collaborations for the Gait Lab team.
  • Play a significant role in the leadership of research projects and leadership of the research team.
  • Produce quality conference and seminar papers and publications.
  • Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, excels at building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, and works collaboratively. They are an ethical scholar who values diversity, embraces individual differences, and drives innovation with openness to new perspectives.

    You will also have:

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery or Doctor of Medicine or equivalent.
  • PhD or Doctor of Medical Science.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency or eligible for registration with AHPRA.
  • Skills in research and project coordination.
  • Evidence of significant contribution to independent and team-based research ideally in relation to neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy or clinical gait analysis, but may include other related fields.
  • This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Paediatrics The Department of Paediatrics, a flagship representation of the University's partnership with the Royal Children's Hospital, offers a unique opportunity for impactful work in child and adolescent health. With a diverse team of academic and professional staff, the department is dedicated to delivering high-quality teaching and research. As a member of this department, you will contribute to shaping child and youth health policy at a national and state level, making a significant difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and their families.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 Jun 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 26 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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