Senior Research Technician in Engineering

13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices

The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices (AMMD Hub) was established with the vision to drive the rapid and efficient manufacture of customized medical devices tailored to individual clinical needs.

The AMMD Hub brings together research and industry partners committed to the development and application of advanced manufacturing technologies and the translation of this research into outcomes for industry in order to ensure that the Australian manufacturing industry remains globally competitive.

The Hub team seeks to concurrently develop materials, technologies and flexible manufacturing processes, as advanced manufacturing technologies are crucial to enabling the next generation of medical devices. We contribute to better health and clinical outcomes globally by attracting and retaining talented people from research and industry for the collaborative development of innovative medical device manufacturing technologies.

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

For more information about the School, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will be supporting the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices (AMMD Hub) by developing and integrating new manufacturing systems that incorporate advanced automation technologies. The successful appointee will be responsible for working closely with the Continuous Improvement and Research Teams at Cook Medical Australia to develop methods of translating research solutions generated by AMMD Hub into manufacturing operations. The role will be based on-site at partner manufacturing locations. There are opportunities to work with several AMMD Hub partners working on multidisciplinary projects.

The person

Applicants should possess a bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification and at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; or a combination of relevant industrial experience and/or education/training.

You should have demonstrated expert experience in lean manufacturing, system and flow optimisation, and visual quality management.

You should have demonstrated high level of drive and enthusiasm.

Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues from a multidisciplinary background is essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, ability and willingness to contribute toward a safe working culture and environment, and leadership experience working with diverse stakeholders are essential.

Experience in fabrication technologies (e.g. welding, cutting, machining) is desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at HEW level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559  p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Michael Bermingham on +61 7 334 69571 or

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Closing date - 21st October 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time