Clinical Advisor - MedTechVIC

  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Australia, Vic
  • Oct 1, 2021

Job Description:

- Multiple part-time positions available up to 0.8 FTE by negotiation
- 12 month fixed-term positions located at Swinburne University, Hawthorn
- $82,367 + 17% superannuation

About the Job
Life-changing new medical and enabling technologies designed alongside the people who need them will be created by MedTechVIC, a ground-breaking initiative by Swinburne University of Technology. Led by Swinburne, and working closely with industry and community partners, MedTechVIC will bring people living with disabilities together with world-leading technology and experts in design, digitalisation, health and manufacturing to create innovative tailor-made medical and assistive devices. Swinburne has received a $6.7 million boost from the Victorian Government to fund this first-of-its-kind hub. To support the co-creation of enabling and assistive technologies, the delivery of programs and processes and the development of clinicians with product development skills, Swinburne University of Technology will be building a new facility where this work can be undertaken. There will also be applied research and development projects that will span design, AR/VR, digital manufacturing and clinical activities.

A number of Allied Health Clinician - Research and Innovation Advisor fractional positions (for up to 0.8 FTE by negotiation) are available. The purpose of these roles is to empower allied health professionals to step into research and provide their expertise to user-centered co-creation of assistive technology solutions. They will be supported in developing or expanding their research skills by working within a multidisciplinary team including engineers, designers, industry partners and clinicians from other disciplines. The allied health advisors will be able to embed a research culture into their health care environments to share and build knowledge and expertise in their routine. These roles are integral to innovation in assistive technologies with real potential for improving the lives of people living with disability and will report to the Department Chair of Health and Medical Sciences at Swinburne.

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.

About Research & Development at Swinburne
Help drive real change with our Research and Development function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A degree in a relevant field such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing or Rehabilitation Engineering
• Demonstrated experience in the provision of quality administrative and support services within a demanding environment.
• Proven ability to consult and liaise with internal and external stakeholders and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems including adapting work practices.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide expert advice within a research team and co-design environment to inform rational approaches to development of assistive technologies
• Work with end users of enabling technologies to ensure that they are at the heart of design and implementation.
• To facilitate inclusive co-creation of assistive technologies with people living with disability
• Work with the LivingLab Technical Manager to ensure appropriate equipment and facilities are available for projects
• Pro?actively build and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders.
• Liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders and collaborate providing clear advice and options.

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

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Rachael McDonald (Professor & Department Chair - Nursing and Allied Health) on +61 (3) 92145199 (Landline) or via email at:

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

Diversity and Inclusion
Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:
• Reconciliation Action Plan
• Charter of Cultural Diversity
• Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
• Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support
We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 26th October 2021

Note: This position is open to candidates that are currently located within Australia and are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate work visa.


Position description

MedTechVIC Clinical Advisor PD.pdf

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