Senior Research Fellow in Spinal Neuromodulation

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
$125,150 - $143,725pa (Level C)
April 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

At UTS’ Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), we're dedicated to helping those suffering from the debilitating conditions of the brain, mind and spinal cord.

We’re spearheading ground-breaking new programs that will revolutionise the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, mental health, MND and spinal injuries, ultimately aimed at delivering impact to millions of people.

Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre is delivering results previously never thought possible, in line with its vision is to create a sustainable, world-leading hub of excellence.

About the role

As our Senior Research Fellow you will be focused primarily on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and movement disorder research, specifically on research in recovery from paralysis following SCI and research in other aspects of movement disorders using neuromodulation, exercise rehabilitation and other approaches.

The University of Technology has invested into state of the art facilities in the studies of neuromodulation and this role will play a large part in the establishment of our new facility.

The role will further be involved in the conception, design and performance of novel projects and experiments, in collaboration with the Centre Director and Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Research.

You will work to boost the profile of the Centre through publications, invited talks, international and domestic collaborations and utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to achieve research goals, leading and eventually growing a research group in this endeavour.

About you

You have substantial knowledge and experience with neuromodulation studies in the recovery of motor and other physiological functions following Spinal Cord Injury and related neurological conditions in humans.

To be successful in securing the role, you will also have:

  • Strong commitment to excellence in quality and standard of research, leadership and management responsibilities
  • You are a solid communicator with excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Experience as successful named investigator in research proposal submissions to external funding bodies; first author publications; and supervisory experience consistent with these requirements
  • Capacity to drive translation of research from pre-clinical to clinical applications in SCI
  • Significant technical knowledge and experience in the human studies of neurostimulation/neuromodulation essential
  • Strong knowledge of data analysis and statistics.

Experience in supervision and mentoring of research students and junior research staff is highly desirable.

Experience in animal studies of Spinal Cord Injury or related conditions would be valuable but not essential for this primarily human-focused role.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the Position statement fro our website.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $102,952 to $121,849 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of 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 3 years.

How to Apply 

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission, in a separate document.

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 IRC129035.

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

Closing Date:  Wednesday 8 May 2019 11:59pm (AEST)

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.