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Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 497645
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing. 

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. It is a centre for learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science and high level mathematics. Academic staff are world leaders in their fields of consulting, advanced fundamental and applied research. Graduates are highly regarded by employers. The faculty offers an intellectually exciting and innovative environment in which to work. 

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is a self funded research centre within the Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Faculty.

CASR is focused on conducting multidisciplinary research in road safety and injury control aimed at reducing the human and economic losses of road crashes along with proposing and evaluating ways to prevent crashes and injuries and providing independent professional advice on road safety matters to government and non-government organizations in Australia and overseas.

We are seeking to appoint a research officer to join our at-scene in-depth crash investigation team. You will be involved in travelling to the scene of crashes that occur within 100km of Adelaide and performing a thorough forensic investigation of the crash scene and vehicles. You will also assist in crash reconstructions and simulations, and scene diagramming. Opportunities will also exist for involvement in CASR’s wider research program.

Some shift work is required.

The University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. CASR actively supports work life balance.

Salary: (HEO6) $75,316 per annum. 

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply. 

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30th of June 2019. 

Position requirements

To be successful you should have: 

  • Undergraduate qualifications, or equivalent experience, in engineering.
  • The ability to prioritise well in the highly dynamic environment of a live crash scene.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and/or sensitive matters.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software applications.
  • Hold a current, full, driver's license 

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Leonie Witter, Manager, Business and Operations, telephone: 8313 5997 or email: 

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Closing date:   Monday 20 November 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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