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Research Fellow

The University of Queensland - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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The Acquired Brain Injury in Children program (ABiC)

ABiC is a research program within UQ-Child Health Research Centre (UQ-CHRC) that was established in October 2017. It is founded and directed by Professor Dr. Karen M. Barlow, the Dr. Paul Hopkins Chair of Paediatric Rehabilitation. It is closely linked with the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) within the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland (UQ), and a research program for the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation situated within Queensland Children’s Hospital.

ABiC research focuses on improving the lives of children with acquired brain injury, especially concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As part of its focus to provide new therapies to children with ABI, we launched the KidStim laboratory at UQ-CHRC in November 2018, the first facility in Australia dedicated to neuromodulation research and therapy children with Acquired Brain Injury.

Using the new KidSTIM laboratory, the program will bring neuromodulation therapies to children in Queensland and this role will be important in steering the lab to be a centre of excellence and outstanding research in paediatric neuromodulation.

About the Opportunity

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated Research Fellow within our ABiC program team.

Primarily responsible for designing and leading research projects using modern neurostimulation technologies (e.g. tDCS and TMS) and novel neuromonitoring techniques, you will play an integral role in expanding our understanding of altered brain function, including the role of neurostimulation in modulating neural function for better health outcomes.

General duties and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage in independent and/or collaborative team research programs, securing external funding and achieving national recognition in the research area.
  • Contribute to the supervision of honours and postgraduate students.
  • Foster the Centre’s relations with industry, government departments, professional bodies, and the wider community.
  • Participate in events to attract postgraduate students to the ABiC research group UQ-CHRC.

This position is based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research next to the Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside a PhD in the area of neuroscience or health-related subject (with demonstrated research outcomes), we are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Strong track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and relevant experience in neuromodulation, with excellent statistical and analytical skills.
  • An ability to establish effective relationships to develop co-operative research initiatives and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level.
  • Demonstrable track record of securing research funding support as Chief Investigator or as part of a larger research group.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of a valid Working with Children’s Check (Blue Card) and immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position (ending 30 Sept 2022) at Research Academic Level B. There is the possibility that this position may be extended, subject to extended funding.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $99,542 - $118,206, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $116,465 - $138,301.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Karen Barlow, Acting Director of CHRC and Director of ABiC Research Group via k.barlow@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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