Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Sydney, Australia
$90,188 (Level A, step 6) to $96,655 (Level A, step 8)
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: from $90,188 (Level A, step 6) to $96,655 (Level A, step 8) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, fixed term up to 2 years (anticipated commencement in February 2019)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking clinical research design and implementation in the area of musculoskeletal disorders. The primary function of this position is to conduct and collaborate on research projects. The candidate will lead a cohort study in a chiropractic setting in the area of back pain in the elderly. The candidate will be expected to identify and subsequently lead the writing of research grants to internal and external research funding bodies. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with industry stakeholders, and to make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University. They will communicate their research findings through high-end scientific publication and by presentation at relevant scientific conferences. The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching in the Department of Chiropractic at an undergraduate and postgraduate level and will supervise final year chiropractic students in their research projects. Reporting will be to Professor Simon French.

About You

You will have completed a PhD within a discipline that is relevant to the area of clinical research for musculoskeletal disorders, and particularly in the area of back pain in the elderly. You will have embarked on successfully undertaking high-quality research in areas such as clinical research, systematic reviews, analysis of large datasets, and advanced statistical analysis of studies of people with musculoskeletal conditions. You will have high level organisational skills. Your collaborative approach to working with others will ensure you perform effectively within an inter-disciplinary and international environment. You will be an excellent communicator with a proactive nature and be flexible and resilient in your approach.

About Us

The Department of Chiropractic, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, operates as a high-level, cross-disciplinary department offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, occasional expert seminars and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with musculoskeletal disorders. The Department of Chiropractic offers students a rigorous, fully accredited program. Featuring the Master of Chiropractic, this curriculum delivers learning experiences across clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic fields. The chiropractic program is taught by academics who are heavily involved in clinical work and research. Click here to find out more about the Department of Chiropractic.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV (including a list of two referees) and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated success in high-quality research in the area of musculoskeletal disorders;
  • An excellent track record of conducting research in the area of back pain in the elderly;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • High level written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise final year chiropractic students undertaking research projects;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Role Enquiries: Professor Simon French via e-mail

Applications Close: Sunday 18 November 2018 at 11:55pm EST

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