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    Applications are currently being sought for the Griffith University
    Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships Scheme. The successful applicant
    will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a project involving
    modelling of neuro-musculo-skeletal systems and would be based in the
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University, Gold
    Coast campus, Queensland, Australia.

    Previous research experience and publications in modelling of
    neuro-musculo-skeletal systems would be an advantage.

    Interested persons should contact A/Prof Rod Barrett in the first instance
    to discuss and plan a formal application.

    The closing date for applications is 29 April 2009. Funding is available
    for up to 3 years. Up to six (6) fellowships will be awarded in 2009. The
    Fellowship must be taken up as soon as possible after notice and
    acceptance of the award and no later than 31 January 2010.

    The required 50% Research Centre contribution from newly sourced external
    funds mentioned below has been secured.


    · Both non-residents and Australian citizens/residents may apply.
    · Recipients must reside in Australia for the full term of the
    · (i) Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants: Holders of a PhD awarded
    not more than 3 years (i.e. awarded on or after 29 April 2006) prior to
    the closing date of 29 April 2009.
    · (ii) Research Fellowship applicants: Holders of a PhD awarded
    more than 3 years (i.e. awarded on or before 29 April 2006) but not more
    than 6 years (i.e. awarded on or after 29 April 2003) prior to the closing
    date of 29 April 2009, are eligible to apply.
    · External applicants to Griffith University are encouraged to
    · Fellowships are funded in the proportion 50% central funding, 50%
    Research Centre(s) funding. The Research Centre’s contribution may be
    derived from a combination of internal and external funding sources.
    Sources may include funds from research grant agencies, industry,
    government, or community organisations. Preference will be given to
    applications with a higher proportion of newly sourced external funding.
    Therefore it is essential that applications are supported by and developed
    in consultation with personnel from the Research Centre where the
    Fellowship is to be based.


    Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

    · The quality of the applicant (50%) as demonstrated by track record
    subject to opportunity, career stage and likelihood of being able to
    attract external funds during appointment either through an externally
    funded project and/or fellowship.
    · The quality of the project. (30%) This will be measured by:

    (a) The significance of the project: does the project address an
    important problem that will advance the knowledge base of the discipline;
    are the project aims and concepts innovative; will new methodologies or
    technologies be developed.

    (b) The feasibility of the project: are the conceptual framework,
    design, methods and analyses appropriate and adequately developed; is the
    timeframe realistic.
    · The strategic fit with the host Centre: (20%) has the applicant
    identified an appropriate Research Centre to locate the project in; has
    the applicant identified an appropriate mentor/mentors within the Centre
    and obtained their support; has the Centre indicated a willingness to
    support the fellow and project. The minimum commitment required from a
    Research Centre includes a contribution of 50% towards the cost of the
    Fellowship, derived from external funding sources, over the life of the
    award and an undertaking to provide appropriate accommodation,
    infrastructure, technical support and mentoring.
    · Priority will be given to research centres that obtain external
    funding to support their contribution to the Fellowship. Where an
    application supported by newly sourced external funding has the same score
    as an application supported only by internal funds or a smaller portion of
    external funds, the externally supported application will be ranked

    Rod Barrett, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
    Griffith University, Gold Coast campus
    Queensland 4222 Australia
    Tel: (07) 5552 8934 International: (+61 7 5552 8934)
    Fax: (07) 5552 8674 International: (+61 7 5552 8674)