Research Fellow in Biomechanics University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering Australia


Job no: 0046936

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

MSE is entering an exciting stage as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. MSE continues to attract the best staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.


The Opportunity

The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering School (CBE) integrates the expertise and capabilities that allows us to setup large-scale tests and deploy promising ideas quickly and broadly. We encompass mining, energy, material science, the environment, medical devices, medical imaging, drug delivery and food production. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition, research excellence, and its translation into technological, societal, industrial and medical innovation. At CBE, you'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.


To keep working on our fundamental research, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to lead and develop fatigue and failure criteria of equine bone.


Why we need you

In this exciting collaborative multi-disciplinary opportunity, our focus is on providing research leadership in the area of biomechanical engineering. The project is part of the exciting work at the University of Melbourne in equine research, that includes developing experiments and computational models to investigate fatigue and failure criteria for bone.


The role

As the Research Fellow, you will play an integral role in developing this exciting research program by carrying out experimental research and will be expected to perform complex stress analysis on bone structures. You will be encouraged to collaborate in research across the School, University and affiliations to constantly improve and help to enrich our collaborative and interdisciplinary research. You will also be given the opportunity to be involved in supervision of students working on related projects.


To be successful, it is essential that you have experience in the development of research projects and collaborations, and the development of new techniques. You will conduct independent research, leading the preparation and publication of research outcomes for at least 1-2 conferences and journals.


What you’ll need:

  • PhD degree in a mechanical or biomedical engineering or equivalent practical experience with high quality research
  • A record of quality research in biomechanical modelling and experimentation as evidenced by your research publications in leading conferences and journals
  • Experience in the implementation of biomechanical experiments
  • Proven experience in fostering partnerships resulting in successful collaborative research outcomes
  • Relevant industry experience and/or experience as a researcher in a lab, maintaining lab equipment and accurate research records, communicating research concepts and be an outstanding contributor to our team and projects
  • Superior written and analytical skills including the ability to conduct critical appraisal of relevant literature and write academic reports of publishable standard


What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - we offer 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.


If you’re curious, motivated and ready to leap into a career like no other, we’re ready to open our doors to you.


How to Apply
Apply online and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.


With your application, we ask that you please address the selection criteria section. Please try to keep your responses short and succinct to one page.


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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 respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.


The University of Melbourne and MSE is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.


This is a re-advertised position. Only new applications will be considered.


Position Description

Advertised: 21 Feb 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 21 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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