Research Fellow - Occupational Therapy (Conjoint with The Prince Charles Hospital) - The University of Queensland - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 04 February 2020

Research Fellow - Occupational Therapy (Conjoint with The Prince Charles Hospital)

A conjoint appointment between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and The Prince Charles Hospital

On behalf of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) and The Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Queensland (UQ) we seek a vibrant and exceptional person to consider the opportunity of becoming a Research Fellow – Occupational Therapy (OT).

This position will be required to operate within UQ in partnership with the Allied Health Research Collaborative (AHRC), TPCH.  The aim of the position is to enhance the research capabilities of both institutions in the area of OT and provide strategic planning for a joint allied health research plan aligned with UQ and TPCH, that contributes to best practice outcomes from allied health practitioners. 

The appointee will be involved in planning, undertaking and publishing clinically-based research activities based on agreed research priorities in a field relevant to Occupational Therapy services provided at TPCH.  The appointee is also expected to be involved in the supervision of postgraduate students.

The collaboration between UQ and MN HHS strengthens the clinical and education interface, providing an opportunity for the appointee to advance medical education and research, and deliver outstanding clinical services.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in Occupational Therapy within a research area of relevance to OT services provided at TPCH. This will be partnered with experience undertaking and publishing research in adult OT/knowledge translation, along with evidence of successful grant applications and management of external research funding. Your experience to date will also include supporting and supervising staff and/or postgraduate students undertaking research. Above all else, you will be able to demonstrate a collaborative work approach, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of flexibility, initiative, and autonomy. 

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of:

  • Relevant registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • 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

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years. As UQ will be the employing entity, this appointment will be made at Academic Research level B.

The base salary will be in the range $97,590- $115,888, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $114,181 - $135,590.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, 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.

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Professor Jennifer Flemming.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.