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Research Exercise Physiologist

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 11 days
    Published on 20 Jan 2023
  • Job no: 62343
  • Category: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


•    12-month contract 
•    Part Time – 45.6 hours per fortnight
•    Based at the Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne


To improve the lives of our patients and their families, our communities and humanity. 

•    Our staff are expected to demonstrate and uphold the beliefs of Alfred Health: 
      Patients are the reason we are here – they are the focus of what we do 
•    How we do things is as important as what we do. Respect, support and compassion go hand in hand with knowledge, skills and wisdom. 
•    Safety and care of patients and staff are fundamental 
•    Excellence is the measure we work to everyday. Through research and education we set new standards for tomorrow. 
•    We work together. We all play vital roles in a team that achieves extraordinary results. 
•    We share ideas and demonstrate behaviours that inspire others to follow.

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism.  Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operate as an organisation.  For more information about our University and our exciting future, please visit

The Monash University Central Clinical School (CCS) is the FMNS’s leading clinical school for biomedical research and education, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. CCS is located at the Alfred Research Alliance (ARA), Peninsula Health and Cabrini Campuses. CCS, along with the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (SPHPM) form the Sub-Faculty of Translational Medicine and Public Health led by Foundation Dean, Professor Stephen Jane. 

Translational and clinical research in CCS covers a great breadth of subject areas, with 16 different departments and centres, including The Departments of Medicine, Immunology & Pathology, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Medical Oncology, Surgery, Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Medical Education, Medicine Peninsula, Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic, The National Trauma Institute (NTRI) and Clinical Haematology / the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD). CCS encourages multidisciplinary research across discipline areas and attracts elite students, researchers and teachers to its well-equipped research laboratories and facilities. The school partners with industry to put research into practice and contribute to the treatment and cure of several specific diseases and conditions

Established in early 2018, the Department of Neuroscience, is one of the largest academic departments in the Central Clinical School (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University) and also one of the first university academic departments in Australia dedicated to developing and providing solutions for patients with neurological conditions. We partner closely with the Alfred Health healthcare service, in particular the Alfred Brain program and are a member of the Alfred Research Alliance, a research hub located at The Alfred Hospital. 

Our translational research covers a broad range of neurological and related disciplines, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory conditions, headache and pain, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumours, and acquired brain injuries. One key focus of our research is in early phase clinical trials, of which we have access to a dedicated unit embedded with the Neurology ward at The Alfred Hospital. We also have high quality clinical registries and bio-databanks which collect clinical data and tissue samples from patients within the Alfred clinical services to use for our research to provide the best treatment, quality care and outcomes for people living with neurological conditions.

The Cognitive Health Initiative, led by Professor Amy Brodtmann, is a newly formed team within the Department of Neuroscience. Prof Amy Brodtmann and her team are global leaders in human cognitive neuroscience research. Her research focuses on the links between stroke, vascular risk factors and neurodegeneration, with an interest in imaging brain network degenerations following stroke and the diagnosis and management of focal onset dementias. 

The Post Ischemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study – Zoom Delivered Intervention Against Cognitive Decline (PISCES-ZODIAC) is a current research study of the Cognitive Health Initiative. This study looks at the brain benefits of home-based exercise training after stroke and follows participants for a 1-year period post-stroke.

We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and skilled Grade 1 Research Exercise Physiologist for the PISCES-ZODIAC Study. The Grade 1 Research Exercise Physiologist provides a variety of research services to support the operations of the PISCES-ZODIAC study and reports directly to the Lead Exercise Physiologist. You will provide a high standard of participant fitness assessment, telehealth exercise delivery and coordination of services to participants, to facilitate safe, effective and person-centred research practices. You will implement safe laboratory practices in the handling of biospecimens (training provided) and provide a high standard of data collection and storage. The Exercise Physiologist operates with a focus on detail, good clinical practice and support to researchers, and participants. Ability to work autonomously and as part of the team are integral to this role.  
This position is based within the Alfred Centre; however, travel to and work at The Melbourne brain Centre (Heidelberg) and Sunshine Hospital (St Albans) will be required. The incumbent will be required to work in any of these sites as and when required. 

•    Degree/Master in Clinical Exercise Physiology
•    Current, full registration with Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
•    Current First Aid Qualification
•    A current Australian Drivers licence and access to own vehicle
•    Ability to conduct assessments in a systematic way that ensures data quality and consistency
•    Experience prescribing and monitoring exercise sessions via a telehealth platform (e.g. Zoom)
•    Strong organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time and plan work to meet deadlines
•    Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision
•    Strong attention to detail and accuracy and an understanding of confidentiality, privacy and information handling principles

•    Research Experience within a Clinical setting, requiring patient contact and liaising
•    Experience with patient recruitment in the Research Setting
•    Experience fitting 24-hour blood pressure and electrocardiogram monitors and interpreting the results. 
•    Experience with REDCap database systems
•    Current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate

•    Maxxia Salary Packaging
•    Onsite Gym
•    Discount Health Insurance
•    Child care services available

Please provide cover letter and resume, plus separate document addressing the Key selection criteria upon submission of your application. 

All enquiries to Kimberley Adkins;

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.


  • Closes in 11 days - 20 Feb 2023
  • Published on 20 Jan 2023, 3:22 AM