Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Health

Camperdown, Australia
Base Salary $113,184 + 17% super
08 May 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term for 12 months
  • Exciting for a Postdoctoral research fellow to join the Sydney Musculoskeletal Health team
  • Base Salary $113,184 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Sydney Musculoskeletal Health is a partnership between University of Sydney, Sydney Local Health District and Northern Sydney Local Health District. We work with leaders in health on research, clinical services and training. Sydney Local Health District. For more information please click the link:

There is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to manage and coordinate a HCF research foundation-funded project testing the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and scalability of a virtual hospital model of care for low back pain in the Sydney Local Health District.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake research in Musculoskeletal Health
  • conduct quantitative analyses to inform the development and refinement of scientific content for a health solution and contribute to reports and academic papers
  • work with an established team to collect and analyse qualitative impact and process data
  • contribute to workplace culture within Sydney Musculoskeletal Health and Faculty of Medicine and Health and contribute to the strategic direction of the University

About you

  • hold relevant PhD in Musculoskeletal Health
  • proven research experience including written publications, participation in research teams
  • possess strong personal qualities and hold a collaborative approach that contributes to the development and maintenance of a positive workplace culture
  • demonstrates experience in literature searches and literature summaries
  • demonstrates the ability to write for both an academic and non-academic audience
  • demonstrates experience in research in Musculoskeletal Health
  • demonstrates experience in qualitative and quantitative research analysis
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience in management budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • willingness to participate in mentoring development activities with junior staff and students

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Tuesday 06 June 2023 11:59 PM

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