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  • Senior Research/Research Assistants (2 positions)

    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.
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