Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Precision Rehabilitation and Human Performance

August 15, 2023
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The School of Health Sciences and Social Work are changing how we think about allied health. One size does not fit all. We have adopted Precision Medicine to accelerate step-change advances in our key missions: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neurological fields, elite sport and human performance. We are harnessing our world-leading health and sports technologies capabilities, including digital twinning, robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and multi-modal medical imaging to drive better diagnostics and optimise human and sports performance. We are accelerating earlier and targeted interventions and developing safer, better and more cost-effective allied health and rehabilitation therapies.

Our growing ecosystem brings together allied health, engineering, and science alongside industry partners to strengthen medical and rehabilitation device innovation to bring new products and services to global markets. In parallel, we recognise the need to train and develop the next generation of allied health professionals to adopt and practice precision paradigms in a broader and inclusive health and wellbeing context. In response, we are developing new, innovative, industry-informed, co-designed training programs to meet current and future workforce needs.

The School is known for innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary research, health education, and translation to clinical practice. The School is recognised as a national leader in Disability and Rehabilitation research and supports an extensive program of cross-disciplinary research aligned with flagship University Research Beacons, Centres and Institutes (including The Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) and the Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADaPT)). Our Health Clinics offer exercise physiology, dietetics, physiotherapy, social work and speech pathology clinical services to the public as well as supporting research translation. We strongly focus on innovation, interdisciplinarity, translation and impact, and we contribute to a wide range of partnerships and engagements with clinical, government, NGO, industry and community stakeholders.

The Opportunity
The School is seeking to appoint experts and disrupters to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions in priority areas of allied health (all disciplines), biomedical engineering, biorheology and exercise science to join our bold vision for Precision Rehabilitation and Human Performance.

Successful applicants will contribute to a paradigm shift from state-of-the-art stratified care towards ultra-personalised allied-health rehabilitation and training to improve and augment human and sports performance, irrespective of an individual’s (dis)ability, thus enabling inclusive participation in family, community, work, and sport. You will be immersed in an exceptional team science and interdisciplinary research environment underpinned by established and well-funded ties with industry and affiliated hospitals and health providers in South-East Queensland. An impact-oriented career awaits you – join us in our mission to translate basic and mechanistic research into next-generation technologies and rehabilitation products and services that enrich the lives of end users.

We are recruiting multiple full-time positions responsible for research and teaching in the following areas:

  • Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
    Contribute to the School’s existing strengths in computational modelling with applications in ultra-precise in-silico personalised orthopaedic surgery and 3D printed surgical devices and implants (e.g., artificial ligaments), robotics, prosthetics and orthotics, and the digital athlete. Leverage expertise and high-quality research infrastructure through GCORE and ADaPT, and strong and growing industry and health partnerships to generate and translate ground-breaking surgical and rehabilitation products and services.
     
  • Senior Lecturer in Neurological Physiotherapy
    BioSpine is a flagship, precision rehabilitation-focused research program for spinal cord injury (SCI). It is based on a device and drug therapy paradigm, combining multiple rehabilitation technologies, including brain-computer interfaces, electrical stimulation, and robotic assistance in immersive extended reality technologies. With new phase two funding in place, you will join an interdisciplinary effort to bridge discovery-translation gaps to scale up to efficacy (precision mechanistic studies), therapy commercialisation, pre-clinical and multi-centre RCTs studies.
     
  • Senior Lecturer in Biorheology
    Join Australia’s leading biorheology team that incorporates multi-scale approaches to mechanobiology and fluid dynamics with applications in precision medical technologies and cardiometabolic disorders. We seek a future leader from a science or engineering background who thrives in team science and interdisciplinary environments. Your disruptive research will leverage one of the world’s best-equipped facilities, co-located with a research hospital and innovation park and well-supported by nationally-competitive funding. Your thirst to lead innovative programs will contribute to long-established collaborations with field leaders and clinical partners and align with our extensive partnerships with multinational developers of cardiac assist devices and in vitro diagnostics.
     
  • Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science – Women in Sport
    Accelerate the future of women in sports and empower emerging and current high-performance athletes and para-athletes from diverse communities by joining Griffith’s world-leading sports research team and extensive industry network. You’ll have the opportunity to drive groundbreaking advancements in training methodologies, performance analysis, and athlete and para-athlete support systems. Take the lead in spearheading initiatives that ensure access to resources and opportunities for talented athletes and para-athletes from across the Pacific region, ultimately shaping the landscape of female athlete and para-athlete performance as we approach the Brisbane 2032 Olympics. Embrace this exciting opportunity to make a lasting impact on the global athletic community and be at the forefront of sports innovation.
     
  • Lecturer in Exercise Science
    Drive translational clinical research and foster multidisciplinary approaches to addressing key clinical challenges in one or more of the following: musculoskeletal health, cardiovascular health and cancer (and cancer survivorship). You will engage broadly with the University’s areas of strategic research investment and strengths, including the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program, and Healthcare Practice and Survivorship Research Program. You will leverage existing clinical and industry linkages and grow new national and international collaborations and partnerships that yield tangible outcomes that can be applied in real-world settings.
     
  • Lecturer in Allied Health Sciences
    Adopt and develop precision medicine approaches for our internationally recognised musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation research program. We seek applicants with expertise and interest in musculoskeletal biomechanics and/or human foot health. This role provides an excellent opportunity to undertake cross-disciplinary research, from basic discovery science to product development, clinical trials and implementation. You will use established partnerships with leading rehabilitation, health and sports technology companies, providing unique opportunities to create meaningful impact for individuals and society. 

Successful candidates will be expected to teach across a range of courses within the School and supervise HDR students to strengthen the research-teaching nexus. You will contribute to new curricula development in medical technologies and precision rehabilitation, sport and human performance for postgraduate and industry markets, including microcredentials.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have following qualifications and experience: 

  • Across all positions, the successful candidate must hold a relevant PhD (or equivalent) in addition to the following:

At Lecturer, Level B:

  • Demonstrable evidence of a rising research performance trajectory and success in attracting external research funding, consistent with discipline benchmarks.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish quality research, with evidence of high-quality papers and research impacts.
  • Experience partnering and collaborating with leading researchers and institutions within their field.
  • Display a vision for how they will grow their own research program within our strategic approach to Precision Rehabilitation and Human Performance whilst contributing to the broader objectives of the school and university. 
  • Experience in teaching and course development at a tertiary education level and HDR supervision. Postgraduate, CPD and microcredential experience will be well regarded. 
  • Where relevant, demonstrable evidence of work to QMS and GLP/GMP and regulatory requirements.
  • Where relevant, demonstrable evidence of commercialisation of research, including industry-linked research contracts, patents, and fellowship leading to or towards new products and services. 

At Senior Lecturer, Level C:

  • Strong evidence of research performance and success in attracting external research funding, consistent with discipline benchmarks.
  • Strong track record (relative to opportunity) in generating high-quality original outputs and national research impacts.
  • Demonstrable evidence of contributing to and developing new research collaborations.
  • A compelling vision for how they will grow their own research program within our strategic approach to Precision Rehabilitation and Human Performance whilst contributing to the broader objectives of the school and university. 
  • Strong experience in clinical and industry or partnerships will be highly valued.
  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and course development and HDR supervision. CPD and microcredential experience will be well regarded. 
  • Demonstrable evidence of work to QMS and GLP/GMP and regulatory requirements (where required).
  • Experience in clinical and especially industry partnerships will be highly valued. 
  • Clear vision for how your expertise will lead to improved research esteem of the university and translatable outcomes in industry and/or clinical pathways.
     

What we can offer
There are two continuing, full time, Lecturer, Level B positions and four continuing, full time, Senior Lecturer, Level C positions based at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus. As Griffith is a multi-campus University you may be required to work across other campus locations.

The full time equivalent base salary for Lecturer, Level B will be $105,144 – $124,862 per annum + 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $123,019 – $146,089 per annum.

The full time equivalent base salary for Senior Lecturer, Level C will be $128,802 – $148,520 per annum + 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $150,698 – $173,768 per annum.

At Griffith, you’ll thrive in a culture of support and inclusivity and be able to accelerate your academic career in a community focused on impact.

We invest in and value our people, and are proud to offer additional benefits including: 

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance.
  • Salary packaging options and corporate health discounts.
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the Qualifications above and the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details
  • Please include the details of three supporting referees

Obtain the position description by clicking here.

Visa sponsorship is possible for these appointments for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

Further Information
For further information specifically about this role, please contact Professor Jim Woodburn, Head of School on j.woodburn@griffith.edu.au or +61 (0) 7 555 28650.

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Corinna Gartrell, Talent Acquisition Partner on c.gartrell@griffith.edu.au or +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 September 2023 at 5:00pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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