Research Support Officer in Biomechanist/Ergonomist

Randwick, Australia
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Built Environment (BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of multidisciplinary degree programs.

About the role

  • $82K-$87K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 12 Months Fixed Term
  • Full-time

The Enabling Built Environments Program (EBEP) is an initiative of the Built Environment faculty at UNSW. EBEP’s research is concerned with how the built environment, from home to town centre design level, impacts human function, quality of life and health/care costs for older people, young people with disability, and carers. Funded projects range from the macro level to the micro level.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

Administrative Tasks

  • Provide research support to the EBEP Director and Research staff as required
  • Ability to do laboratory equipment calibrations, appointment scheduling, plus assistance with motion capture biomechanical calculations, novell pressure mat data analysis

Liveability Laboratory Management

  • Assist with bathroom capture of anthropometrics and task data for participants of the ARC
  • Linkage/Caroma Bathroom abilities study
  • Provide technical expertise to the ARC Linkage/Caroma research team relating to the measurement,analysis and understanding of bathroom relevant task performance and the equipment of the Service, and facilitate interpretation and reporting of the analysis

Research Tasks

  • Perform motion analyses and post-capture data processing
  • Ensure accurate marker placement and input anthropometric measures into software for biomechanical model calculations

Ensure correct participant induction and accurate set up of marker


  • Recognised Degree with experience in Biomechanics – Engineering Human movement, Exercise and Sport Science etc. or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience education/training in a similar role
  • Experience with motion capture/pressure analysis software and hardware
  • Experience working in teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of the operation and rules associated with research grants, grant application processes, commercialization

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Applications close: 22 October 2017