Research Fellow for Community Engagement
Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy in Social Work and Speech Pathology

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Your new team

The School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology offers internationally accredited undergraduate and entry-level Masters programs as well as providing innovative and dynamic leadership to the profession.
The research area provides administrative and academic support to the school’s research activities and to higher degree by research (MPhil and PhD) and Honours students. The overall research program aims to initiate and support research that makes a positive contribution to the lives of vulnerable people, their families, and the wider community. We aim to:
Contribute to inclusive, healthy societies.
Find innovative solutions to real world problems.
Your new role

We have a unique full time or part time opportunity, for an Allied Health professional with strong clinical skills to join Professor Catherine Elliott’s internationally recognised research team, and transform the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their community through integrated clinical research and knowledge translation.
You will be responsible for:
Developing a coherent program of research, education and training;
Applying for funding to support key research and knowledge translation projects in the area of neurodevelopmental disabilities;
Disseminating research findings through peer review journals, and presenting at national and international conferences
Supervising research honours, masters and postdoctoral students;
Participating in the delivery of research led educational programs within the School.
Aspiring to be recognized nationally for research in the field.
Providing leadership and fostering and promoting relationships with Health Strides and the community.
You will bring to the role
A doctoral qualification in Allied Health
Substantial clinical experience in the area of neurodevelopmental disability Evidence of a record of quality research and impact outputs/creative works in relevant high quality refereed journals/outlets and using other knowledge translation strategies.
Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to supervise HDR students
A history of successful competitive grant applications.
Experience of working well with a multi-disciplinary team.
What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including:
Conducting innovative work that will make real-world differences
Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners
What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the ‘You will bring to the role’ section above.

Applications close: 11:59 PM, Sunday 15 September 2019

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Professor Catherine Elliott
Phone: 0416246627


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.

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