Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)

Sep 10, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Number: 508152

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) The School has a long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research in audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology. As one of Australia's leading health and rehabilitation educators, SHRS is recognised internationally for its teaching and research staff, alumni and quality of students. The School has been founded with a strong focus on scientific endeavours and high-quality outcomes. This is supported by our well-established programs with physiotherapy having been offered since 1938; occupational therapy since 1955; speech pathology since 1962 and audiology since 1971. Supporting the School's strong research contributions are two Centres of Clinical Research Excellence, along with a number of research centres, units and collaborations which enhance our research capacity and translation of research into practice.

About This Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our SHRS team. You'll gain highly regarded exposure and create change on several projects that will be carried out in the Centre for Neurorehabilitation, Ageing and Balance (NAB) Research, under the guidance of Professor Sandy Brauer (Head of School) These span several projects relating to Parkinson's disease, stroke and ageing, including those funded from the Wesley Medical Research Neuroscience Grant, the NHMRC, and Queensland Health. The role of the postdoctoral fellow is to work with the Head of School to contribute to a range of tasks to advance the progress of numerous current and future research projects in the field of neurorehabilitation.

Our Ideal Candidate
  • Will have successfully obtained a Bachelor's (with Honours) Degree / Masters or Doctoral Degree in a health discipline (e.g. Physiotherapy), a PhD, and subsequent relevant research experience in neurorehabilitation
  • Registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Evidence of commensurate-to-opportunity contribution to research in the field of neurorehabilitation (with a focus on Parkinson's disease or stroke), including a record of publications in peer reviewed journals and conference presentations.
  • National recognition and evidence of a chief investigator role in applications for external research funds
  • Evidence of effective supervision of Honours and/or Higher Degree Research students
  • Demonstrated advanced interpersonal, communication, scientific writing and administrative skills
  • Experience in/with
    • working with people with Parkinson's disease and stroke
    • planning and conducting research in people with Parkinson's disease and/or stroke, using a variety of research designs, quantitative and qualitative including clinical trials
    • collection and analysis of data from a range of methods including measures of gait, movement, physical activity and clinical symptoms
    • a range of statistical methods for dealing with data sets
  • Ability to work;
    • collaboratively with colleagues to refine research questions and methods and undertake research of the highest quality
    • effectively both independently and as a member of a team

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

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 5 years fixed term position at Research Academic Level B

The remuneration package for Level B will be in the range $95,771.32 - $113,728.12 p.a pending experience plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $112,052.44 - $133,061.90 pa)

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To discuss this role please contact Professor Sandy Brauer (Head of School)

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria (no more than 2 pages)
  • Resume

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