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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Engineering

Employer
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA
Location
Newcastle, Australia
Salary
$108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 May 2024

Job Details

Work on a funded project to improve the outcome of patients with chronic wounds Develop new imaging technologies that identify bacterial penetration into tissue and monitor wound healing Become an integral part of a multidisciplinary team

Job no: HRC0006202

Category: Academic Level B

Base Salary: $108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation

Position: Full Time Fixed Term 2 Years

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) Campus

Our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

Our school

The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University. The School consists of four discipline groupings: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Surveying; Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering; Aerospace Systems, Electrical, Computer Systems; Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. The School is home to many leading-edge research centres and has strong links with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and research collaborations.

The School is highly research active, contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the CESE. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource Engineering codes all received an ERA5. 

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a funded project titled ‘Reducing the impact of bacterial biofilm in chronic open wounds.” The successful candidate will contribute to the aim of developing new imaging technologies that identify bacterial penetration into tissue and measure the quality of new tissue, blood perfusion, and vessel development. The desired outcome is a non-invasive portable imaging device that maps healing progress, to be used for clinical monitoring and decision making. 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be part of a large multidisciplinary team, consisting of several university industry partners. They will be responsible for:

  • Leading the day-to-day operations of the research project and co-supervise the PhD students
  • Collaborating effectively within a team setting to enhance existing and future research priorities.
  • Fostering collaboration among the University, government, national and international academia, and industry.
  • Participating in securing research support from industry and competitive external grants on both national and international scales.

How will you inspire us?

The essential criteria for success include:

  • Completed, or recently submitted for review, a doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation in electrical or biomedical engineering or a related field.
  • Relevant research experience in the design of hardware or software systems for optical imaging.
  • Demonstrated record of high-quality contribution to research, including evidence of international and national research collaborations/partnerships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including an inter-disciplinary way of working, capacity to build relationships and engagement with industry stakeholders.

What we offer 

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively. 

These include: 

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs. 

For information on our employee benefits please visit here 

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where copies of the Position Descriptions can be accessed. Please download the relevant copy before commencing your application. 

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID (if relevant)
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter:
  • outlining your interest in the role
  • include contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement formally addressing each criterion of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the relevant Position Description attached below.
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate. 

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the relevant Position Description for which you are applying (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Sarah Johnson, School of Engineering via email at sarah.johnson@newcastle.edu.au or on (02) 4921 6028.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: 14th May 2024 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle, Australia offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

Company

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence.  Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe.  Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the College and University. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource engineering FOR codes received an ERA5. In addition, it is rated well above the sector average for quality of overall experience for undergraduate engineering students and for median salaries with more than 90% of our engineering undergraduates finding employment within 4 months of completing their studies.

The University was established to serve the Hunter and Central Coast. The Hunter region is not only Australia’s largest regional economy, but it also has the greatest growth in NSW outside of the Sydney Basin. The region is home to the Newcastle Port, the Williamtown airport and the Williamtown RAAF base as well as developers and manufacturers of a diverse range of technologies and devices. It is rich in natural mineral and water resources, electricity generation capacity and food and wine producers.

The transformation of the Hunter and Central Coast offers many exciting opportunities for research and industrial collaboration including industries focused on infrastructure and resource development. In addition to research collaborations, the School has well-established connections with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and student placements.

Current Opportunities

We currently have multiple positions available across the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering disciplines. For more information please see links to positions below or visit https://www.livehire.com/careers/universityofnewcastle/jobs

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering- https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373346/lecturer-mechanical-engineering/

Lecturer, Electrical Engineering - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373347/lecturer-electrical-engineering/

Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373348/lecturer-aerospace-engineering/

Lecturer, Structural and Geospatial Engineering - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373349/lecturer-structural-and-geospatial-engineering/

Senior Lecturer, Structural and Geospatial Engineering - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373350/senior-lecturer-structural-and-geospatial-engineering/

Associate Professor, Structural and Geospatial Engineering - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373352/associate-professor-structural-and-geospatial-engineering/

Company info
Telephone
+(61)249215000
Location
UNIVERSITY DRIVE
CALLAGHAN
NEW SOUTH WALES
NSW 2308
Australia

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