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Gielo-Perczak
06-24-2007, 11:32 PM
The attached job information was submitted to Biomch-L co-moderators.
For enquires please contact at the address listed at a bottom of job posting.
Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L Co-moderator
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Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Fixed-term for 1 year
Senior research or research assistants (2) are needed to assist with
research projects investigating injury in the workplace. The research
seeks to identify causes of injury through to the generation and
evaluation of solutions. Research focuses primarily on the mining and
construction industries and involves close collaboration with industry
partners in the research process.
Salary: Senior research assistant $ 49 236 to $ 53 311 pa
Research assistant $ 42 442 to $ 47 871 pa
Applicants should nominate the level for which they are applying and
address the selection criteria for the nominated level. Appointment
will be made in accordance with the qualifications and experience of
the successful candidate.
Benefits available at QUT include 9% employer superannuation
contributions, a generous study assistance scheme, salary packaging,
relocation assistance (if applicable), extensive development and
training programs and access to a range of state-of-the-art
facilities.

DUTY STATEMENT
The Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation is conducting a
range of projects concerned with injury prevention in the workplace.
The work is funded by an NH&MRC partnership in injury program and
industry sources. In all projects, close collaboration with industry
partners is fundamental in the research process.

Purpose of Position
The appointees will work on a range of projects focussing on the
physical and psychological adaptation of workers of different ages to
various work demands and environments. The projects involve the
development and evaluation of novel non-invasive measures of
musculoskeletal injury risk. The research is concerned with the
prevention of musculoskeletal injury and seeks to identify causes of
injury through to the generation and evaluation of injury prevention
solutions. Research focuses primarily on the mining and construction
industries and involves close collaboration with industry partners in
the research process. The projects offer significant scope for
acquiring new research skills and experience.
The appointees will report on a regular basis to the Chief
Investigator for performance planning and review and workload
management.

Duties include:
Duties include but are not limited to:
Interacting with industry in project development, recruitment of
subjects and coordination of industry advisory group;
Working in a multidisciplinary research team;
Synthesising research results by assisting with the preparation of
refereed reports, journal articles and the presentation of seminar and
conference papers;
Managing or assisting in the analysis of data;
Designing or assisting with the development of innovative solutions
to help solve unique problems involved in the research areas;
Assisting senior researchers with the acquisition of competitive
grants and industry sponsorship to support research in this area;
Accountable for complying with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work practices;
Some travel may be required to collect data.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Senior Research Assistant
Essential:
1. A postgraduate qualification in a field related to occupational
health and safety, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, human movement
studies; or equivalent experience in industry.
2. Demonstrated experience in research related to one or more of the
following: occupational health and safety, work physiology and
performance, occupational biomechanics, ergonomics, or injury
prevention and rehabilitation.
3. High level of interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work
with industry representatives.
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team,
with experience in the supervision of staff.
5. Experience in writing educational materials, reports and/or
conference papers.
6. Good basic knowledge of statistical packages with experience in the
conduct of and analysis of data from clinical or field trials.
7. Basic research skills in biomechanics, ergonomics or exercise/work
physiology, or injury, and with more advanced skills in one of these
areas.

Desirable:
1. Previous experience in occupational health research.
2. Experience in attracting commercial funding.
3. Sound knowledge of the principles of Workplace Health and Safety
from the worker's perspective with a demonstrated ability to
incorporate these principles in daily tasks.

Selection criteria: Research assistant
Essential:
1. A degree in a field related to occupational health and safety,
occupational therapy, physiotherapy, human movement studies; or
equivalent experience in industry.
2. Evidence of commitment to research related to occupational health
and safety, work performance, or injury prevention and rehabilitation.
3. High level of interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work
with people at the work sites.
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
5. High level of written communication, including reports.
6. Basic knowledge of statistical packages with some experience in the
conduct of and analysis of data from clinical or field trials.

Desirable:
1. Experience in the use of databases.
2. Research skills in biomechanics, ergonomics or work physiology.
3. Sound knowledge of the basic principles of Workplace Health and
Safety from the worker's perspective with a demonstrated ability to
incorporate these principles in daily tasks.

Smoking is not permitted in QUT buildings, inside QUT vehicles or in
any area not designated as a smoking area.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Before submitting an application, applicants
should refer to all additional information listed at qut.com (see Jobs
at QUT) regarding conditions of employment, applying for positions and
information about the University. For further clarification about this
position, after reading the selection criteria and duty statement,
contact Prof Tony Parker on (07) 3864 3512 , e-mail:
t.parker@qut.edu.au. If you require further information on conditions
of employment contact the Human Resources Department on (07) 3864 4167
or e-mail: e.wills@qut.edu.au.
Closing date for this position is xxxxxxx. After the closing date, you
can check the status of the recruitment process at
http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/recruitselect/jobs/appstatus.jsp. QUT is an
equal opportunity employer and employer of choice for women.