Research Assistant / Fellow, Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program

Location
Werribee, Australia
Salary
Level A – $77,171.00 - $104,717.00 p.a. plus 17% super
Posted
01 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2022
Ref
0056926
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location: Werribee
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term until 31 December 2023
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level A – $77,171.00 - $104,717.00 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is a leader in agricultural, food and veterinary science education and research in Australia.

The faculty comprises the Melbourne Veterinary School and the School of Agriculture and Food. The faculty operates across three campuses: Parkville, Werribee and Dookie. In addition to education and research, the faculty operates a veterinary hospital at Werribee, a broadacre farm at Dookie, and an equine hospital in Shepparton.

Our research capabilities and expertise are focused on solving real-world problems and creating healthier and more productive communities and environments, both in Australia and globally. Interdisciplinarity and cooperation between our research disciplines underpin the faculty’s One Health approach – recognising the inextricable link between human, animal, plant and environmental health. The faculty has particular research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat), animal welfare, soil and plant sciences, agricultural innovation and sensory food science. We have strong links with industry, policy makers, other research institutions and the wider community.

About the Role

As the Research Assistant (Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program) you will contribute to research under the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre (ELIC). You will have demonstrated experience in the fields of Data Science, Epidemiology, Computational Modelling, and/or Mathematical Modelling.

Working under the broad direction from senior research academics, you will contribute to the research efforts of the team, producing high-quality publications, actively participating in seminars and conferences, and participating in the preparation of applications for internal/external grant funding.

A focus of the role will be contributing to the collection, management and analysis of large quantities of data in support of research conducted in collaboration with the racing industry, both nationally and internationally.

The position is primarily located as the University of Melbourne’s newly redeveloped Werribee campus, but may be required to travel to other sites, particularly Parkville.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships
  • Expanding the knowledge of the discipline which impacts the field
  • Undertaking administrative functions and obligations primarily connected with the research program
  • Leading by example and ensuring the values, standards and expectations for appropriate behaviour in the workplace and the best interests of a leading university are upheld as well as the University’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace

About You

You will be a suitably qualified researcher, work with initiative, maturity and discretion, and have excellent ability to work co-operatively and positively within a multi-disciplinary research-based team.

You will also have:

  • A PhD (or near completion of a PhD), Masters or completion of a degree with subsequent relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in the research areas of data science or epidemiology or related discipline
  • Experience working with large datasets, including collection, collation, management and/or analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal and both written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and/or manuscripts for publication
  • While not essential, demonstrated ability to engage with relevant professional and equine or racing industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships is desirable

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the following selection criteria^:

  • A PhD (or near completion of a PhD), Masters or completion of a degree with subsequent relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in the research areas of data science or epidemiology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large datasets including collection, collation, management and/or analysis
  • Experience with or interest in equine, racing or similar industry research

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: Research Assistant (Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program) - Final.pdf

Applications close: 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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