Research Associate (Accredited Exercise Physiologist)

Swinburne University of Technology

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Academic Level RSCHA3: $64,521
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About the Job
We are seeking a well-versed Research Associate to conduct onsite exercise safety assessments and collecting large data sets offsite, as part of a major government-funded clinical trial. In addition, you will be responsible for exercise program planning, design, and maintenance.

Utilising your expertise in research ethics, data collection and management, you will conduct health screening and risk stratification, whilst contributing to key research publications, reports and journal articles.

In this position, you will work as part of an independent team to collect large datasets offsite, including travelling to the outer metropolitan and regional areas.
The Research Associate will recruit and screen trial participants and assist with the setup of research trials.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Understanding of Australian Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, Competency Standards and Scope of Practice regulations
  • Expertise in providing intervention appropriate to designated caseload
  • Excellent clinical problem-solving skills

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers
  • Weekly yoga and Pilates classes

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. A brief research statement may be appended to the Key Selection Criteria response. Letters of reference will be sought for shortlisted candidates after the deadline. For further information about this position, contact Robert McMahon, Research Coordinator via email at or via phone on +613 9214 5851.

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on the 19th of January, 2020.

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