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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Physiotherapy

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: From $101,877 to $120,537 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, Fixed term for 3 years
  • Location: Prince of Wales Hospital (Randwick) and Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The Role

A unique opportunity for an early career researcher to contribute to physiotherapy research programs in the Department of Health Professions, at Macquarie University and drive innovation and translation of evidence in physiotherapy clinical service delivery and research at Prince of Wales Hospital.

The role will largely be based at Prince of Wales Hospital (approximately 3 – 4 days per week) and will involve:

  • Recruiting and supervising Doctor of Physiotherapy and Higher Degree Research students in research projects
  • Leading innovation in physiotherapy clinical service delivery at Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Participating in teaching activities at Macquarie University
  • Actively participating in external research projects, including producing publications and seeking independent fellowship funding for research projects

About You

You will be a qualified physiotherapist with a PhD or qualifications in a physiotherapy specialisation and a completed post-graduate Physiotherapy degree. You will enjoy driving innovation and bringing impactful research outcomes to a practical hospital setting in line with MQ Health’s integrated approach to healthcare, with the aim of delivering high-quality patient and community outcomes. You will be able to work independently and collaboratively on research programs and be able to effectively supervise Doctor of Physiotherapy and Higher Degree Research students undertaking clinical research projects. If you are seeking a varied role with a blend of research and teaching in a clinical setting, then you will thrive is this position!

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. Join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care.  We are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

We offer NSW’s only Doctor of Physiotherapy program and a unique Doctor of Medicine program (Macquarie MD) which incorporates international clinical experiences for all students.

The Prince of Wales Hospital is a major teaching hospital in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) with a commitment to enabling the community to be healthy and well, and providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. The vision for SESLHD is ‘exceptional people, healthier lives’.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position you must respond in a statement (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria and upload this as a separate document in the application process.


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline; or physiotherapy specialisation and completion of a post-graduate degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated physiotherapy clinical expertise in one of the following areas: rehabilitation, aged care, musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career
  • Comprehensive understanding of NSW Health System and delivery of physiotherapy services within the public sector
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department of Health Professions and the Physiotherapy Department at Prince of Wales Hospital.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an effective team work


  • A demonstrated ability to attract internal and external funding for research and a record of competitive grant success
  • Experience in research supervision

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements and requires a current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance for NSW.  You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Catherine Dean at or Daniel Treacy at Prince of Wales Hospital at

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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