Research Officer/Research Fellow in Injury Research Centre

Brisbane, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

RECOVER Injury Research Centre is a joint initiative of the University of Queensland and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.  The Centre focuses on generating new knowledge and interventions to address the burden of injury and disability following motor vehicle accidents through three core research programs: Health Services Research (Telerehabilitation); Psychosocial (Return to Work) Research; and Clinical sciences/interventions (Whiplash) Research. These positions will be located within the Psychosocial (Return to Work) Research program.

The role

There are two positions (one full time and 0.6 part time).
The successful appointee will conduct and manage research in the development and evaluation of facilitating return to pre-injury functioning following motor vehicle accidents. They will undertake statistical analyses, interpret findings and take the lead in preparing publications and reports. They will develop and write funding applications, manage external competitive research grant applications and funds, and contribute as a chief investigator on collaborations within, and external to RECOVER.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant area with an established/developing record of achievement in independent research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to provide leadership and post-graduate student supervision; demonstrated skills in conducting statistical analysis of research/ clinical data, designing research studies, and applying for external research funding.
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.


Level A is full-time, fixed-term appointment until 31 August 2019. The remuneration package will be in the range of $64,533.50 - $87,535.13 p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $75,504.20 - $102,416.10 p.a.). 

Level B is a 0.6 FTE fixed-term appointment until 31 August 2019. The remuneration package will be in the range of $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., FTE plus superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total FTE package will be in the range of $107,807.01 – $128,020.46 p.a.)

Academic Research Level A or B will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. 

Position Description 

Download File Position Description-Research Officer - Research Fellow.pdf

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Venerina Johnston on +61 7 3346 4859 or
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