University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow – Human Sensorimotor Control

Australia

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  • School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Two positions available as either a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow

  • Contribute to an ARC Project on Human Sensorimotor Control

  • Based at our picturesque and Vibrant St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    These are two exciting opportunities for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow to contribute to an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Human Sensorimotor Control within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. As the Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow, you will work as part of an international team but will be based in the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance.

    This project focuses on enhancing understanding of human motor behaviour from a physiological and computational perspective, and would suit applicants with expertise in electrophysiology, computational modelling, and/or biomechanics methods.

    Key responsibilities as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) and Research Fellow (Level B) will including the following (with varying degrees of requirement):

  • Research

  • Teaching

  • Supervision and researcher development

  • Citizenship and service

  • These are research focused positions. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    For further information, pleaseclick here to view the information booklet.

    These are full-time (100%), fixed-term positions for up to 12 months.

    A t Academic level A , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,324 - $102,945, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $90,470 - $120,445 annually.

    A t Academic level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,201 - $128,201, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $126,595 - $149,996 annually.

    As these roles is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A)

    As a Level A, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion, or expected completion within 6 months, of a PhD in a relevant discipline area.

  • Applicants with academic qualifications in human sensorimotor control, neurophysiology, experimental psychology, or biomedical engineering will be highly regarded.

  • Applicants with technical expertise in, or aptitude for, EMG, EEG, motion capture, TMS, basic electronics, software coding, computational modelling, and/or advanced data analysis skills will be highly regarded.

  • An emerging profile in research in the discipline area.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of contributions towards seeking or successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • A developing record of supervision of Honours and/or Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • Research Fellow (Level B)

    As a Level B, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD in the discipline area.

  • Applicants with academic qualifications in human sensorimotor control, neurophysiology, experimental psychology, or biomedical engineering will be highly regarded.

  • Applicants with technical expertise in, or aptitude for, EMG, EEG, motion capture, TMS, basic electronics, software coding, computational modelling, and/or advanced data analysis skills will be highly regarded.

  • A growing profile in research in the discipline area.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining, and managing external research funding.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • Relocating from interstate or overseas? We'll support you with the visa sponsorship process. You can find out more about life in Australia's Sunshine State here.

    Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Timothy Carroll at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section (please specify which level you are applying for)

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-36604).

    Job details

    Title

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow – Human Sensorimotor Control

    Employer

    University of Queensland

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    April 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc

    Field

    Biology,Engineering,Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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