Senior Research Technician, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia
$68,674 - $78,692
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.  Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines.  Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree.  Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years' duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way.  All of our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to teams.  There is an emphasis on interprofessional education and research in the school.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

The role

The successful appointee will join an existing research team investigating the impact of improved classroom acoustics on the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). You will take an active, leading role in the day-to-day management of the project including co-ordinating and conducting the project's research activities within multiple participating schools in the Brisbane area. The successful appointee will work closely with the team's other Senior Research Officers, its Chief Investigators and its PhD student, as well as with other staff within the Autism CRC and the staff and students of the schools participating in the research project.

The person

Applicants should have completed a degree in a relevant area (Speech Pathology, Audiology, Psychology or similar), without subsequent work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You should be able to conduct field work in schools in and around Brisbane, have an understanding of research methodology relevant to project and posess interpersonal skills required to work with students with autism spectrum disorders, their teachers and parents. You should also have strong written and verbal communication skills, an interest in research on autism spectrum disorders and knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.


Multiple fixed term, part-time (0.5 FTE) positions are available at HEW Level 5 until 31 December 2017. The remuneration package will be in the range $62,716 - $70,241 p.a. (FTE), plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $68,674 - $78,692 p.a. (FTE).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Wayne Wilson on +61 7 3365 1797 or

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