Post Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow (Acute Cardiorespiratory)

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $108,906 p.a (pro rata) plus 17% super
28 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0020091
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term until 31 December 2024
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Health Sciences
Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Join a world-renowned acute cardiorespiratory rehabilitation research team with strong national and international collaborations.
  • Opportunity to coordinate multiple impactful research projects, gaining responsibility, self-motivation, and development as an independent researcher.
  • $80, 258 - $108, 906 p.a (pro rata), 17% super, and benefits! 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician in the final stages of or recently completed their PhD to join our dynamic acute cardiorespiratory rehabilitation research team. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned researchers, contribute to impactful projects, and develop as an independent researcher within a supportive team. With strong collaborations nationally and internationally, this role offers a unique chance to make a significant impact on optimizing recovery outcomes for patients following critical illness, cancer, and major surgery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of the research team coordinating and carrying out research on nominated projects and provide general coordination of research projects. 
  • Coordinate and conduct detailed clinical assessments and interventions with patients and family members with support from supervisors.
  • Steady development of an academic research profile in acute cardiorespiratory rehabilitation. 
  • Attend and actively contribute to research team meetings through participation in discussions and managing documentation (agenda & minutes). 

Who We Are Looking For

You possess exceptional organisational skills, adept at managing time and workload, along with advanced problem-solving abilities, enabling you to work independently. Your outstanding verbal and written communication skills allow you to establish and maintain productive relationships with diverse stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • AHPRA unrestricted registration
  • Undergraduate degree in clinical discipline with minimum of two years clinical experience working as an health professional within the Australian healthcare setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a co-operative and collegial manner including flexibility in response to changing priorities
  • Experience in participating in research, quality projects and /or project management in a university, health care and/or community organisation setting

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Physiotherapy

The Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of making impactful contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society on a national and international scale. As a department within the esteemed Melbourne School of Health Sciences, we are dedicated to advancing research, learning, teaching, and knowledge exchange in the field. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and collaborative community, where your work will have a direct and meaningful impact.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Applications close: 5 June 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0020091_Post Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow - Acute Cardiorespiratory_PD.pdf