Crash Investigation Research Officer

Job no: 513104
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

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HEO6 ($86,360-$93.285) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies

20 Months fixed term


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

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30th of June 2025. 

To be successful you will need:

  • Undergraduate qualifications, or equivalent experience, in engineering or a related discipline.
  • 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 licence 


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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How to Apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

***Applications close 11:55pm, Tuesday 5th December 2023***

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Leonie Witter

Manager- Business and Operations
P: +61 (8) 83135997


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




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