- Opportunity in the Voice Research Laboratory to work on multiple projects- a retrospective file audit of SLP assessment of treatment of voice disorders; development of a new laryngeal disorders database; investigation of voice onset using high speed video and design of a clinical trial on impact of SLP intervention in post-operative outcomes of laryngeal surgery
- Located within the School of Health Sciences on the Camperdown Campus
- Full-time fixed term for 1 years with base salary (Level A or B) starting from $86,584 p.a plus superannuation, with possibility of contract extension dependent on funding
About the opportunity
The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest health faculty in Australia, consisting of seven schools, five research themes (plus 3 cross-cutting themes), and four research centres. The School of Health Sciences is known for world-leading health sciences education and research. Our research ranks 'well above world class' (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5) and we rank 19th in the world for health (T.H.E. World University Rankings 2024).
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A or B) to work as part of a well-established research team in the Dr Liang Voice Program, with ongoing collaboration with a range of international research partners. The successful applicant will be a qualified Speech -Language Pathologist (SLP) primarily based in the Voice Research Laboratory at the University of Sydney working directly with A/Prof Cate Madill and A/Prof Daniel Novakovic. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership, commitment, and initiative, as well as excellent writing and analytical skills, a strong knowledge of human voice anatomy, physiology, voice disorder, assessment and treatment, and experience of conducting survey-based and clinical research. Other essential criteria include the capacity to successfully meet deadlines and work effectively as part of a collaborative team. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with patients with voice disorders and a PhD in assessment and/or treatment of voice disorders.
Your responsibilities will be:
- Extract, analyse and publish data from a large clinical SLP data-base
- collaborate and advise with the DLVP team, external contractors and other stakeholders to build and establish a laryngeal data base in ENT/SLP
- conduct a investigate voice onset using high speed video
- assist with design of a clinical trial to investigate the impact of SLP intervention on voice outcomes following laryngeal surgery
- assist with the supervision of PhD and honours students
- present the outcomes of this work at national and international conferences and publish in relevant quality journals
- have the opportunity to maintain clinical skills in voice assessment via participation in monthly interdisciplinary voice assessment clinics
- contribute to, and participate in, the delivery of the DLVP Continuing Education program and University of Sydney SLP voice disorders curriculum.
- Relevant SLP tertiary qualifications, including a PhD in a relevant area such as voice disorders, voice assessment and treatment of voice disorders
- an understanding of human laryngeal anatomy and physiology, voice disorders (essential) and voice disorder assessment and treatment (desirable)
- experience in conducting surveys and interviews for the formulation of clinical models and/or pathways
- data analysis methods pertinent to survey and clinical research
- excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective collaborative working relationships
- excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- demonstrated ability to manage workflows, multiple complex projects and meet deadlines
- experience in collecting voice assessment and treatment outcomes is desirable.
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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.
Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.
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