Research Fellow, Longitudinal Study of Low Back Pain

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology. All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

Centre of Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE)

The CCRE SPINE is a world leading research laboratory that undertakes research to understand the conservative management of musculoskeletal pain. The program involves research from basic laboratory to clinical trial of treatments. The team is headed by Professor Paul Hodges with funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

The role

The successful appointee will work as a Research Fellow (Planning and Analysis of Complex Data) on a Program Grant funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The role of the Research Fellow is to work with the Program Grant investigators to contribute to a range of tasks and to oversee the day-to-day conduct of the longitudinal study of low back pain within The Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE). Supervision of honours and research higher degree students is required.

The person

The successful applicant must possess a Doctoral Degree in a Health Discipline (e.g. physiotherapy) or be nearing completion of a PhD. A significant research experience in the field of musculoskeletal pain/injury/health and technical knowledge of electromyography, movement analysis, cytokine analysis, and pain measures is essential. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of research relevant to the role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Lloyd Swift, HR Advisor, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences on


This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Research Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $107,807.01 - $128,020.46 p.a).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Prof Paul Hodges on

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