Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioelectronics and Bionics

The University of Sydney - ARC Training Centre for Musculoskeletal Biomedical Technologies

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference No. 1870/0917 

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in research excellence
  • Full-time fixed term for five years. Remuneration package: $106,834 p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). 

About the opportunity
A Postdoctoral position is available immediately in the area of bioelectronics and bionics and in particular musculoskeletal tissue measurement and stimulation. The position is full-time fixed term for five years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is also the possibility of further offers of employment subject to performance, need and funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. 

The Postdoctoral Research Associate’s research focus will be on the development of a smart dressing interface and implant for musculoskeletal tissue. An ideal candidate would be capable of developing novel, body compatible systems and electronics for wearable and implantable medical devices. 

The primary responsibilities of this position will include interface design for bioimpedance measurements, implant design and computational modelling. In all cases, mentors will be working with the researcher on a regular basis and all work is performed in a collaborative team environment. 

Applications should include a research plan (not to exceed five pages), a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least two references.  The research plan should include half a page to one page outlining a program of research that you will lead and providing a strategic vision for your future research. 

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has: 

  • PhD in medical sciences, physics or engineering
  • Prior research experience in biosensors, implants and computational modelling.
  • Demonstrated success in the publication of high-impact work in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work in a complex and challenging environment. 

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led the research and teaching to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. 

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply. 

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria and include your Scopus ID. 

Closing date: 11.30pm 05 November 2017 (Sydney time) 

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