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Research Fellow in Arc Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies
University of Melbourne in Melbourne,
Date Posted 01/15/2021
Science-Biomedical Engineering
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
  • Join the team building tomorrow!
  • Twelve Months Fixed-Term - with possibility of extension!
  • $93,130 - $124,958 p.a. (within academic Level A or B - subject to candidate experience) + 9.5% superannuation
  • Transformative and innovative medical technology solutions

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)

Working at FEIT is exciting and fast paced. We are working hard to transform engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by our ten-year strategic plan FEIT2025. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are crafting the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a vibrant and rapidly growing department within FEIT.

We are working on some of the most ambitious problems at the interface of engineering with life and medical sciences. The crux of this work being the application of interdisciplinary expertise and thought in order to make new discoveries and innovative solutions towards improved healthcare and social wellbeing.

The Department holds one of the four nodes that make up the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implants Technologies (ARC CMIT). The ARC CMIT works to build knowledge and develop technology for personalised medical implants and decision support tools. They aim to train the new generation of engineers and facilitate industry-university-hospital collaborations for clearer pathways to commercialisation.

About this Opportunity:

This position will see you contributing to the exciting work of the ARC CMIT. You will play a key role in our Research team focused upon biomechanics research.

Recent advances in computer aided engineering and additive manufacturing are redefining the treatment of bone and joint diseases through the development of personalised implants and surgeries.

You will help to develop knowledge and technology required for rigorous development and evaluation of pre-clinical test methods, personalised devices for the orthopaedic and maxillofacial industry and decision support tools.

You will carry out biomechanics research with an emphasis on developing novel experiments and computational finite element models; perform complex computational stress analysis and carry out relevant biomechanical experiments using cadaveric specimens.

You will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. You will also liaise with collaborating partners and be involved in supervision of PhD students working on related projects.

In these positions you will be an active member of the Faculty of Engineering and IT collaborating with other researchers and key partners critical for the success of this project. You may also undertake teaching and research supervision directly related to your area of research, when it is required.

About you:

To successfully secure this role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD or equivalent in mechanical or biomedical engineering; or related field
  • a record of innovative high-quality research in human modelling and experimentation working with human subjects; evidenced by research publications in leading conferences and journals
  • your capacity to communicate research concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • your capacity to undertake computational modelling with proven capability in finite element analysis
  • an excellent ability to analyse data; problem solve; and maintain accurate research records
  • your solid project management experience including high level organisational and time management skills
  • your ability to work co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team; collaborating closely with associates from both industry and academia
  • your initiative; working with minimal supervision
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and through manuscript submissions

This Post Doc appointment is aimed at academic level A candidates, however if you are more experience and this role interest you there is scope to appoint at academic level B. For the additional requirements needed for a level B appointment please refer to the attached PD.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love!

The University is committed to and seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas where they have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, complete the application and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be currently located within Australia and able to commence immediately or as soon as your notice period has been served.

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