The David Prast Fellow in Spinal Neuromodulation: Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow

Location
Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
Salary
$121,469 to $155,915 pa (Level C-D)
Posted
August 28 2017
Ref
IRC98894
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

We are recruiting a dynamic and experienced researcher to join the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, UTS, focused on leading research in recovery from paralysis following Spinal Cord Injury, and leading research in other aspects of movement and movement disorders, focused on neuromodulation, exercise rehabilitation and other approaches directed to recovery for spinal conditions. The incumbent will have extensive experience in neuromodulation in human studies and animal models as well as experience across Engineering and Neuroscience.

Funded thanks to a collaboration by Spinal Cure Australia, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and UTS, the David Prast Fellow in Spinal Neuromodulation (Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow) offers exceptional candidates a unique opportunity for conceiving, designing and implementing novel projects and experiments in the area of Spinal Cord Injury research, in collaboration with the Centre Director, Professor Bryce Vissel and Professor for Spinal Cord Injury Research, Professor Reggie Edgerton.

The position offers you the fantastic opportunity to establish and lead a research group within the Centre, focused on both pre-clinical and clinical research. UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. Consistently ranked the top young university in Australia, we are an innovative university with a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to shape research at the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, a priority initiative of UTS.

About the Centre

The Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is a new, priority initiative of UTS, aiming to become a sustainable, world-leading hub of research excellence, working to achieve transformative outcomes for sufferers of neurological diseases and SCI through employing a novel trans-disciplinary approach. The Centre pursues research in the establishment of methods, tools and technologies needed to profoundly advance neuromodulatory and other approaches to restore function in humans with paralysis due to SCI and other related neurological deficits. It is hoped this will ultimately lead to a roll out of technology and treatments for populations of eligible patients in Australia and Asia.

The Centre is divided into various overlapping and complementary research streams, directed to high impact scientific research related to fostering, promoting and accelerating preclinical translational spinal cord research outcomes generally, with the main focus of the initiative centering on the translation of this research to human experiments and clinical applications.

About the Role 

The David Prast Fellow in Spinal Neuromodulation (Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow) requires extensive experience in neuromodulation in human studies and animal models as well as experience across Engineering and Neuroscience. You will be expected to establish and lead a research group within the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine focused on research in recovery from paralysis following SCI and research in other aspects of movement and movement disorders using neuromodulation, exercise rehabilitation and other approaches.

The role requires your focus in basic, preclinical and clinical research. You will undertake and lead novel research that creatively addresses neuromodulatory approaches to restore function in patients with SCI and other related neurological deficits at a pace and quality expected from scientists with equivalent experience at leading institutes world-wide; to assist in the development of relevant infrastructure, funding, collaborations, publications and profile; foster, promote and accelerate preclinical translational SCI outcomes; and to lead the clinical research program of the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.

As well as leading research in extensive studies the Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow will conduct animal experimentation to understand movement and control, the effects of injury, the actions of neurostimulation and approaches to improvement in SCI treatment. The position offers substantial opportunity for development, subject to funding.    

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $121,469 to $155,915 pa (Level C-D)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for five years, with the opportunity for continuation subject to performance and availability of funding.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC98894, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.
  
Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC98894.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday, 9th October at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, the Australian trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.