Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Brisbane, Australia
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UQ Child Health Research Centre

Established in 2015, the UQ Child Health Research Centre (UQ-CHRC) brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. With research in nutrition and growth, respiratory disease, allied health, environmental health, burns, infectious diseases, cerebral palsy, rehabilitation and child and youth mental health and more, the centre is making a difference to the health of children everywhere. The UQ-CHRC is co-located with research centres from Children’s Health Queensland and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in the recently completed Centre for Children’s Health Research CCHR), a $134 million purpose-built research facility adjacent to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Information relating to the activities of CHRC may be found at

The Acquired Brain Injury in Children program (ABiC) is a new program within UQ-CHRC. It is closely linked with the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) within the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland (UQ), and a research program for the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation situated within the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. It is closely linked with clinical services provided at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, providing research leadership to the state-wide Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (QPRS) and the Queensland Children’s Motion Analysis Laboratory (QCMAL). This program focuses on improving the lives of children with acquired brain injury, especially Traumatic Brain Injury.

ABiC has links and collaborations with the University of Queensland, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and the Queensland Brain Institute. ABiC collaborates nationally and internationally in concussion research.

Neuromodulation Research – the KidStim Lab

ABiC will be setting up a new KidStim lab at CHRC in 2018, bringing neurostimulation therapies to children in Queensland. The focus of this crucial role will be to manage all aspects of the new KidStim laboratory, to be a centre of excellence and outstanding research in paediatric neuromodulation. This role will oversee and conduct clinical research in collaboration with the Chief Investigator, A/Professor Dr. Karen M. Barlow, the Dr. Paul Hopkins Chair of Paediatric Rehabilitation, as well as identify research opportunities based on extensive knowledge in this area.

The role

The successful appointee will work with modern neurostimulation technologies and be part of research teams, addressing individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions. He/she will identify research opportunities within this field, and supervise masters and doctoral students.The successful applicant will be encouraged to apply for independent and collaborative research funding.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the field of neuroscience, with subsequent relevant experience and/or training, as well as demonstrated knowledge in neurostimulation.  You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytical skills, excellent writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for two (2) years at Research Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $95,597 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,806 - $111,848 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Karen Barlow on +61 7 3069 7486 or

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