Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physiotherapy

Sydney, Australia
23 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

In Macquarie’s newly established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you’ll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care.  Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia’s first fully integrated academic health sciences centre MQ Health, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

Macquarie University is building on its significant investment into healthcare by offering the new Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie MD) program which incorporates international clinical experiences for all students, and NSW’s only Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT). Research is a priority at Macquarie University and this position provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of a strong physiotherapy research program with opportunities for inter-professional research collaborations.

We are seeking to appoint an early career academic (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Physiotherapy) to work with Professor Catherine Dean to enhance research in Department of Health Professions.

In this role, you will contribute to research projects in the Department of Health Professions, produce publications and applications for research grants and supervise research students.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position you must respond in a statement (maximum 5 pages) addressing the selection criteria and upload this as a separate document in the application process.


  • A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline;
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • A well-articulated research agenda in the area of physical activity across a lifespan and optimisation of function in people with health conditions
  • A track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an effective team work


  • A demonstrated ability to attract internal and external funding for research and a record of competitive grant success
  • Experience in research supervision

Note: Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance. This position requires criminal record and qualifications checking. 

Salary Package:  from $70,374 to $94,760 p.a (Level A), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.  Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.

Appointment Type: Fixed term two-year position, preferably full-time however a fractional appointment of 80% will be considered.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Catherine Dean at or +61 2 9850 6620

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: 11:55pm on 4th February 2018

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians; people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.