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06-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Research Associate (Biomechanics)
University of New South Wales
REF 5126

The School of Safety Science at UNSW in
collaboration with industry partners is
undertaking research on the performance of pedal
and motor cycle helmets. The project will
involve accident investigation, computer
modelling of impacts and helmet testing. The
project is funded through the ARC Linkage scheme
with the following industry partners: NSW RTA,
TAC Victoria, ATSB, NRMA, ACT-NRMA Road Safety
Trust and DVE International. The appointee’s
duties will include biomechanics research on the
topic of pedal and motor cycle helmet performance
as per ARC LP 0669480; support for the research
of the chief investigators and linkage partners;
development and execution of research plans and
experimental protocols in collaboration with
investigators; collection and analysis of
appropriate research data in the field of
biomechanics; contribution to project management
under the supervision of the project director;
contribution to scholarship within the School,
including support for APAI students, teaching and
learning; and, preparation and/or assistance in
the preparation of research reports and publications.

To succeed in this role, you must have a
doctorate in a relevant area, eg.
engineering/biomedical engineering, or
Bachelor/Master’s degree in a relevant
discipline, eg. engineering, combined with
relevant industry research experience; excellent
communication skills - oral and written;
experience and knowledge of research methods in
biomechanics applied to the study of impact
injury; demonstrated ability to work in a
research team; demonstrated record of
publication; and, knowledge of EEO and AA policy;

Salary range for Research Associate is $62,347 –
$66,686 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading)

This is a fixed-term appointment for two years
with a possible extension for one year depending
on the availability of funding.

Applicants should systematically address the
selection criteria in their application. Women
and people from equity groups are encouraged to apply.

For further enquiries, please contact Associate
Professor Andrew McIntosh on (02) 9385 5348 or email a.mcintosh@unsw.edu.au

Applications close 6 July 2007

For full details of this position, application
procedure and other vacancies check our website
at: www.hr.unsw.edu.au/jobs.html

Mrs Deborah Vickers
MBiomedE, BE
Biomechanics Research Assistant

Biomechanics and Gait Laboratory
School of Safety Science
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052
NSW Australia

ph:(02) 9385 5413
fax: (02) 9385 6190
email: d.vickers@unsw.edu.au