The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Crash Investigation Research Officer



HEO6 ($86,360-$93.285) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies

20 Months fixed term


The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is a self funded research centre within the Sciences, Engineering and Technology Faculty.

CASR is focused on conducting multidisciplinary research in road safety and injury control aimed at reducing the human and economic losses of road crashes along with proposing and evaluating ways to prevent crashes and injuries and providing independent professional advice on road safety matters to government and non-government organizations in Australia and overseas.

We are seeking to appoint a research officer to join our at-scene in-depth crash investigation team. You will be involved in travelling to the scene of crashes that occur within 100km of Adelaide and performing a thorough forensic investigation of the crash scene and vehicles. You will also assist in crash reconstructions and simulations, and scene diagramming. Opportunities will also exist for involvement in CASR's wider research program.

Some shift work is required.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30th of June 2025.

To be successful you will need:

  • Undergraduate qualifications, or equivalent experience, in engineering or a related discipline.
  • The ability to prioritise well in the highly dynamic environment of a live crash scene.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and/or sensitive matters.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software applications.
  • Hold a current, full, driver's licence
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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    How to Apply

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Tuesday 5th December 2023

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Leonie Witter

    Manager- Business and Operations P: +61 (8) 83135997 E: [email protected]

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Job details


    Crash Investigation Research Officer


    The University of Adelaide




    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 05, 2023

    Job type



    Engineering,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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