Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optical Diagnostics and Aerosols
- Opportunity to research and engage in experimental fluid mechanics, aerosolsand develop new imaging techniques
- Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
- Full-time Level A, fixed term 12 Months with a base salary of $93K-$103K p.a., plusleave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.
About the opportunity
Reporting to Dr Agisilaos Kourmatzis and Professor Hak-Kim Chan, the Postdoctoral Research Associate position will engage in experimental work which may include development of new hardware andsoftware as well as data processing and analysis. The research associate, working with the chief and partner investigators, will drive experimental design and development, and take leadership in generating high quality research output. The candidate is expected to both apply existing experimental techniques and design new in-house experiments to study the fundamental dynamics of aerosols using advanced imaging technologies. 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 Pharmacy and School of AMME are state of the art.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postdoctoral Research Associate who:
- has a PhD qualification or is about to submit a PhD in a topic related to laser diagnostics, imaging, aerosols, fluid mechanics, or chemical engineering
- is experienced in experimental rig design and development including hardware/software interfacing (e.g. advanced LabVIEW/Matlab user). Preference will be given to candidates who have significant experience in the development of new laser and optical diagnostic techniques applied to fluid mechanics or aerosol problems
- demonstrated experience in conducting and publishing high quality research in one or more of the following areas: Particle Engineering, Laser and/or Optical Diagnostics, Fluid Dynamics, Pharmaceutics, Inhalers
- has a high level of written and oral communication
- an ability to work independently and as part of a successful research team with focus on collaborative and participative research practices
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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1103/0920F to apply.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 26 October 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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