Research Associate, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Sydney, Australia
Sep 19, 2019
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Oct 06, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Opportunity

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the largest and most prestigious in Australia, with 2500 student enrolments, 80 academic staff, 25 professional staff, and total annual budget of over $22 million including external research grants.

The Vascular Fluid Dynamics group works closely with local clinicians, to use engineering techniques to solve healthcare problems.

This position will involve the development of new patient-based models of stented arterio-venous fistulas, and the subsequent analysis of the fluid dynamics, using experimental techniques. Statistical analysis of patient data and assistance with ethics submissions will also be required in this position.

The Research Associate reports to Professor Tracie Barber.

  • Salary: Level A $95,449- $102, 109 + 9.5%  superannuation & Annual Leave loading (Pro rata)
  • 18 mth fixed term- Part time
  • 17.5hrs per week
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Level A

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conducts research in the area of vascular fluid dynamics independently and as part of a team.
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  •  Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Within your application, you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description.

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position include qualification verification.

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Tracie Barber


Applications close: 11:50 pm, Sunday 6th Oct Oct 2019 (AEST)

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.