Postdoctoral Research Associate in Two-Phase Flows and Pharmaceutics

Sydney, Australia
26 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering 

  • Opportunity to drive experimental design and development.
  • Located within walking distance from the heart of Sydney’s CBD within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Full-time Fixed Term 12 months. Base Salary: $91,177 p.a. - $94,629 p.a. plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Note: An extension is possible, funding is available for 24 months.

About the opportunity 

The position open is for a research associate to engage in experimental work applied to two-phase flows. The research associate, working with the academics, will drive experimental design and development, and take leadership in generating high quality research output. The role will involve experimentation and analysis of pharmaceutical powder dynamics and upper airway fluid flow in both laminar and turbulent flows. The candidate is expected to both apply existing experimental techniques and design new in-house experiments to study the fundamental dynamics of inhaler systems. Research will take place in the school of AMME, the school of Pharmacy, as well as with collaborators. Experimental tools and facilities available to both Schools of AMME and Pharmacy are state of the art.

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 the following:

  • A PhD or near completion in Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in experimental rig design and development. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in laser and optical diagnostic techniques applied to sprays or particle laden flows.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and publishing high quality research in one or more of the following areas: Particle Engineering, Laser and Optical Diagnostics, Fluid Dynamics, Pharmaceutical Powders and Dry Powder Inhalers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a successful research team with focus on collaborative and participative research practices.

About us

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) is one of Australia's premier engineering schools with an international reputation built on more than 130 years' experience.  It is home to some of Australia’s most prominent research centres in the fields of aerospace, biomedical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, including the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) and the Centre for Advanced Materials and Technology (CAMT). 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led 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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 2600/1119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 6 January 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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