Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Level A $95,047 - $105,305 p.a. + 17% superannuation
12 May 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Work with internationally recognized researchers in pharmaceutical sciences, two-phase flows, and laser diagnostics
  • Join a highly multidisciplinary team working on translational research
  • Full time, fixed term for 12 months with the opportunity for extension. Base Salary Level A $95,047 - $105,305 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Schools of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Pharmacy collaborate together on projects which focus on improving oral inhalation drug delivery systems. We have secured funding for a postdoctoral position (for up to 2 years), funded by the Australian Research Council (Project DP220100764) in order to develop new laser based diagnostic technology to measure the characteristics of depositing particles flowing in complex geometries. You will develop new experimental approaches whilst also work with established imaging systems in order to improve our understanding of deposition of drug particles in complex geometries. Topics you will engage in include:

  • Particle Engineering
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Laser and optical diagnostics

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 we are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD qualification or is about to submit a PhD in a topic related to two-phase flows, aerosols, non-intrusive fluid flow measurement, particle engineering, laser diagnostics, or chemical engineering
  • significant experience in experimental rig design and development. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in developing or using Optical Coherence Tomography systems and/or related laser/optical based diagnostic methods 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, Optical Coherence Tomography, Laser and Optical Diagnostics, Fluid Dynamics, Pharmaceutical Powders, Dry Powder Inhalers
  • a high level of written and oral communication skills
  • an ability to work independently and as part of a successful research team with focus on collaborative and participative research practices

To apply for this role, please address the above points in a cover letter that you attach to your application.

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EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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