Research Fellow in Biomechanics

Melbourne, Australia
25 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) recognises that engineered systems of present and future significance increasingly have connections to all three.

We are the oldest engineering school in Australia – initially founded in 1861 – and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers passionate about addressing major challenges of today and into the future.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity available in our Department of Mechanical Engineering for an emerging academic to grow their profile in biomechanical engineering, conducting research with an emphasis on performing experiments as well as developing and using computational models of the musculoskeletal system to investigate the biomechanics of human and equine locomotion.

The successful candidate will perform relevant experiments and related analysis, write high quality journal publications, prepare and deliver engaging presentations as well liaise with collaborating partners.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching in the Department in the area of biomechanics through lecturing, tutoring, marking and lab demonstration.

About You:

Naturally you will be capable of demonstrating the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in general biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system.
  • Experience in performing cadaver and/or in vivo experiments related to human and animal motion biomechanics.
  • Knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal modelling, simulation and analysis.
  • Extensive experience in using Matlab, C++, and related software.
  • Ability to collect and process gait data.

Additionally, it would be desirable (but not necessary) if you also had experience in relation to any of the following:

  • Research experience related to numerical and computational techniques applied to advanced modelling and simulation
  • Knowledge and experience in finite-element modelling and analysis, particularly in relation to human and animal movement.

For specific responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

You will be supported to pursue achievement in all pillars of an academic career.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, childcare subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, complete the application and upload your:

  • Cover Letter - addressing all selection criteria
  • CV

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Position Description

Applications close: 23 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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