Research Engineering Fellow

Sydney, Australia
$97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a + 17% superannuation
09 May 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Unique Opportunity to contribute to research in Cerebral Palsy
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary, Academic Level A/B $97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a talented Research Engineering Fellow to support the research of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute. Our technology work spans the lifetime from early detection and intervention to assistive devices for mobility, communication and cognition. We work across healthcare including Westmead hospital based research in neonatal intensive care, neurodevelopmental clinics, gait laboaratories, speech therapy and disability services throughout NSW, Australia and in support of international research projects in this area. We seek to train and engage engineers in the areas of child development and physical and occupational therapies using the emerging technologies of robotics, bionics, virtual reality and machine learning.

In this role you will:

  • facilitate and contribute to the fabrication of functional prototypes and experimental devices with emphasis on reliability and the provision of care
  • design and fabricate test apparatus, jigs, and other devices in support of the research programs
  • design electrical circuits, software, user interfaces and machine learning systems as required for achievement of the experimental objectives of the laboratory
  • participate in the coordination of experimentation (preparation, setup, execution, and post-procedure follow-up) and design experimental protocols
  • assist in the training, supervision and mentoring of Honours students

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 a Research Engineering Fellow who has:

  • a PhD or higher degree in a relevant area of engineering such as biomedical engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer science, statistics, data analytics, applied mathematics or applied physics
  • experience in human experimental design, familiarity with human ethics, motion and audio signal processing, predictive modelling, statistical methods, and thorough documentation
  • a demonstrated understanding of the disability sector and goal-directed human centered design thinking approach
  • experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD), ideally SolidWorks, and a basic working knowledge of electrical circuits, embedded software, user interfaces
  • an ability to resolve matters that may arise as part of research and the challenges relating to innovation of new ideas and concepts

Experience working in the health domain with clinical data and a demonstrated track record of supporting high quality academic publications is highly desirable.

This is an academic position, of which the commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience and knowledge.

An appointment at Academic Level A, will hold the title of Postdoctoral Research Associate - Engineering.

An appointment at Academic Level B, will hold the title of Research Fellow - Engineering.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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 Peoplewomenpeople living with a disabilitypeople 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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Applications Close

Sunday 18 June 2023 11:59 PM

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