Technical Director/Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Built Environment

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

About Griffith University

At Griffith University, our mission, our people, our approach and practices are nothing short of remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Griffith School of Engineering and Built Environment is a newly formed school in Griffith University and builds on two decades of provision of tertiary qualifications facilitating entry to the Engineering profession. The School is known for its innovative and student focused teaching approaches and for its strong industry relationships. The School currently teaches over 2500 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in several disciplines, including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Aviation and Architecture.

The School works in collaboration with the Critical Care Research Group's Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Laboratory (ICETLAB - located at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Brisbane, Australia. The ICETLAB was founded in 2007 and over the 10+ years of its existence, the group has produced over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded over $10m of competitive grant funding.

The ICETLAB has grown continuously and now houses now around 20 full- or part-time researchers of postdoctoral, PhD, Masters, or undergraduate levels with expertise ranging from medical, mechanical and electrical engineering, basic science and manufacturing. The ICETLAB is a big part of the first ever international NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Advanced Cardio-respiratory Therapies Improving OrgaN Support (ACTIONS) and the group published the first ever collaborative textbook of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support. In both projects, the ICETLAB collaborated with other national and international researchers in the field of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support.

The opportunity

We are currently looking for a Technical Director, ICETLAB who will provide leadership of the Lab's research projects. This is an academic position and the incumbent will conduct high quality research that contributes to the research objectives of the ICET Lab, Griffith University and ACTIONS Centre of Research Excellence. The Technical Director will seek consultancy, contract and research opportunities through industry and external organisations, and promote wider collaborations within the hospital, with universities, and within the ICET Lab and Critical Care Research Group.

This is a fixed term (to 30 November 2019), full time position based at the Prince Charles Hospital, with travel to the University's campuses as required.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will have a relevant PhD and the ability to provide leadership of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency collaborative projects. You will have a well established track record of high impact research and experience in developing research funding proposals and report production. Your excellent organisational and negotiation skills will enable you to effectively manage the lab and proactively identify opportunities for strategic partnerships.

Salary range

Senior Research Fellow: $113,326 - $130,675 per annum plus superannuation.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Geoff Tansley, on +61 (0) 7 555 27510

For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614

Closing date: Tuesday 24 July at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.