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Principal Research Fellow

Apply now Job no:505543
Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level D ($138,627.92 - $152,726.04)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston

RECOVER Injury Research Centre

RECOVER is a leading Australian research centre and is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland, and the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission. Research generated in RECOVER informs policy and clinical practice to improve the health, psychological, social, vocational and economic outcomes of people with injuries and disabilities following motor vehicle accidents.

The Centre’s research supports the Motor Accident Insurance Commission’s key objectives of an affordable and viable Compulsory Third Party Insurance scheme, better health outcomes, community engagement and participation, and a positive claimant experience.

RECOVER has three primary research themes: Improving the delivery and availability of evidence-based services; Designing better therapies; and Facilitating return to pre-injury functioning.

The role

RECOVER is currently seeking a Principal Research Fellow to conduct research in the area of musculoskeletal injury following motor vehicle crashes.  The appointee will conduct research in the Designing Better Therapies Program. 

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant area. The person should have a national and international profile for research in an area relevant to RECOVER and a strong track record of external competitive research funding. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a part-time (0.5 FTE) position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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This is a part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term appointment (until 31 December 2019) at Academic Research Level D. The remuneration package will be in the range $138,627.92 - $152,726.04 FTE p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions 17% (total package will be in the range $162,194.66 - $178,689.46 FTE p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File 505543_3039161_PD_ Principal Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Michele Sterling on

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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