Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Physical Health and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Location
Canberra, Australia
Salary
$102,253 p.a. to $120,814 p.a.
Posted
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Ref
261/2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
  • CANBERRA BASED
  • SALARY RANGE (LEVEL B) $102,253pa to $120,814pa
  • FIXED TERM – 2 YEARS 

Overview

Physical Health and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Post-doctorate Research Fellow 

An exciting opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to help drive Physical Health and Musculoskeletal Injury prevention epidemiology for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as part of a research partnership between ECU and the Joint Health Command (JHC), Department of Defence.

Military service is an inherently physically demanding occupation and musculoskeletal injuries have a high burden within the ADF. Musculoskeletal injuries affect readiness, cost training time and may result in medical separations from service. Understanding the burden of these injuries and undertaking preventative health actions to reduce their prevalence within the ADF is essential to improve the health of the force. Research to understand and reduce the burden of musculoskeletal injuries on the ADF is a strategic priority to continually improve health support for ADF members. The Directorate of Health Research within Joint Health Command has developed a Defence Health Research Framework 2021-2025, which articulates the research themes Defence will focus on to preserving and optimising the health of members across their life course. Musculoskeletal injuries are a key strategic research priority within the Defence Health Research Framework.

The Position

In partnership with the Directorate of Health Research within JHC, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced post-doctoral health researcher to undertake population-based research into physical health and musculoskeletal injury prevention within the ADF. The research will aim to support the long-term development of a comprehensive and relevant evidence base for physical and musculoskeletal health within ADF.

The position will be based with the Directorate of Health Research, Campbell Park Offices, Canberra, with a regular requirement to travel to ECU Joondalup campus.

Seeking applicant that can demonstrate the following:

  • PhD or other post graduate qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics or health data systems.
  • A demonstrated track record in Physical Health or Musculoskeletal Injury prevention epidemiology.
  • Ability to conduct research and development on the assigned project(s) with minimum supervision either as a member of a team or, where appropriate, independently.
  • Demonstrated track-record of producing and communicating high-quality scientific reports, presentations, and visualisations for a wide range of purposes.
  • Highly developed time management skills.
  • Ability to guide a program of work to inform the design and analysis of health surveillance data systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with a range of stakeholders.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $102,253 to $120,814 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Caroline Finch (+ 61 8) 6304 2258 or Mr Tony Marceddo (+61 8) 6304 5194 for more information

How to Apply

Your application should include the following:

  1. A statement addressing the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages) and describing your suitability for this position.
  2. Current curriculum vitae (CV) 
  3. Links to your PhD & other publications (e.g. Google Scholar profile).
  4. Provide up to 5 career-best publications an explain authorship role and why this is your best.
  5. Names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
  6. Any other relevant supporting material 

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 16 October 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO ARE ABLE TO OBTAIN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE AND MUST HAVE AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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