Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Biomedical Flows

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Sydney, Australia
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to collaborate on a cross-disciplinary research project
  • Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Full-time, 12 months fixed term (with a possible extension subject to availability of funding), a base salary of $93K - 103K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

Reporting to Professor Fariba Dehghani, the Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Biomedical Flows will conduct research using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) individually and coupled to study the performance of valved conduits designed for implantation into children during heart surgery.

About you

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 Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics (or a closely allied field) from a recognised institution
  • strong experience in computational modelling for biomedical or similar flexible material systems
  • an outstanding track record in solving computationally demanding problems
  • experience in solving Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) problems
  • a strong record of achieving research outcomes (including conference and journal publications)
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high level of competency in both written and spoken English.

The following would also be highly valued, although not required:

  • experience in using Ansys CFD and FEA software
  • familiarity with the Linux operating system
  • ability to program in languages such as C or Python.

About us

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offered Australias first university-level chemical engineering program. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

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 Australias 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 further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Linden Joseph or Rebecca Astar on 02 8627 1247 or

Please refer to the position description for further details.

Job Reference No. 1476/1220F

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position

Please note: employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

Please note, the University of Sydney will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 22 December 2020 (Sydney Time) and reopen at 9am Thursday 7 January 2021 (Sydney Time). Any enquiries received during this time will be responded to once the University re-opens on 7 January 2021.

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.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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