Senior Research Fellow, Physiotherapy

Sydney, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Graduate School of Health

  • Are you a dedicated researcher with a special interest in musculoskeletal care?
  • Would you like to join an energetic and innovative team at Australia’s #1 Young University?
  • Develop and grow your research in a supportive environment

We are seeking a dedicated researcher with special interest in musculoskeletal care to develop research studies within our Discipline of Physiotherapy. Working with Professor Arianne Verhagen , our new Head of Discipline and an expert in primary care musculoskeletal disorders, you will contribute to the development of the research department and play a key role in expanding the discipline’s research strengths while further developing your own research profile. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with an excellent track record in health research, strong skills in collaboration, and high level conceptual and analytical skills. You will have stand out abilities in qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and are adept at grant writing and project management. More important though will be your enthusiasm and dedication to developing and leading innovative research in physiotherapy and your contribution to our enthusiastic team .

With our primary location situated close to Sydney’s CBD next to Central Station, Physiotherapy also has a home within Sydney’s elite sporting precinct at Moore Park in the Rugby Australia Building. These facilities include high-tech research labs, state-of-the-art classrooms and study spaces, a multi-purpose sports hall, a resistance training facility and specialist post-grad learning spaces. Read more about UTS at Moore Park here or take a virtual tour here.

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

For more comprehensive information about this role please click apply and  download the position statement from the UTS website. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Professor Arianne Verhagen on +61 2 9514 7368.

Remuneration & Benefits

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years.

Base Salary Range: $123,911pa to $138,453p.a. (Academic Level C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

How To Apply

In your application please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the role along with a current CV.

Prior to commencing your application for IRC109776, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria. 

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC109776.

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Arianne Verhagen, Head of Discipline, on +61 2 9514 7368 or via email:

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 9514 2039 or via email:

Closing Date: There is no closing date for this role. Applications will be assessed as they are received so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.  

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.