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Postdoctoral fellowship in OMT

Friday, 16 October 2015

Thanks to the support of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America (AUOA), the School of Physiotherapy is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. See the details of this exciting new fellowship below, along with how to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
Dunedin New Zealand.

12 Months, Fixed Term

We are searching for a postdoctoral fellow to help support growth and development of OMT research within the School by: aligning a research project with existing staff areas of interest, the production of scholarly outputs, and contributing to the submission of further grant funding applications. The research project should act as a seed project to strengthen current academic staff members grant funding applications to full cost national funders, such as the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

This position will assist in enhancing the profile of OMT research within the School at both a national and international level. It will help to strengthen relationships with OMT clinicians to ensure high quality translational research that responds to the needs of clinical practice.

Funding will be made available to travel to the USA to present at CSM conference (Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; the largest Physiotherapy Conference in the USA). The purpose of this visit will be to continue to develop relationships between Otago and partner Universities in the USA and build the profile of Otago’s research for the purposes of recruiting further high quality US PhD candidates.

Applicants will be not more than 5 years from PhD submission, should not previously have held more than two postdoctoral positions. A background in OMT research and practice as evidenced by publications, and established research and clinical networks within OMT is required.

The applicant will be required to submit a research proposal as part of their application. The project should contribute to established areas of research strength within the School. The proposal should include an indicative budget illustrating the planned use of the allocated research funds, a timeline that illustrates how the research work and required outputs will be completed, and the proposal should clearly indicate full collaboration with, and sponsorship by, an academic faculty member(s) from the School of Physiotherapy.

Current full registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand is essential for this position.

We would like to thank the Board of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America Inc. for their support in making this position possible.

Professor Leigh Hale
School of Physiotherapy
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin, New Zealand

To apply online:  Postdoctoral fellowship in OMT