Strand Leader: Biomaterials Engineering and Nanomedicine

Mawson Lakes, Australia
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

As a thought leader and driver of the strategic direction of the Future Industries Institute (FII), you will mentor and empower talented researchers to collaborate with industry to deliver innovations and new technological solutions in biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine.

Skills and Experience

Recognised nationally and internationally as a research leader or innovator in biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine or a related field, you will build upon existing relationships and forge new industry partnerships and networks.

Sustained competitive grant funding and a distinguished track record of high-quality publications are essential for candidates from an academic background. Candidates with equivalent industry experience will also be highly regarded and are encouraged to apply.

A University of Enterprise

The Future Industries Institute’s (FII) mission is to transform the industries of today and seed the industries of tomorrow. FII represents the University of South Australia’s largest investment in research. Established in 2015, FII further enhances the University’s internationally competitive research capacity in core future industries across four key strands:

Biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine Minerals and resources engineering Energy and advanced manufacturing Environmental science and engineering

Facilitating an effective and sustainable collaboration between universities and business, FII supports state and national research and economic development priorities, and aims to drive economic growth in Australia.

To support and drive collaboration and economic transformation, the South Australian Government has invested $7.5million into the FII for the Future Industries Accelerator Program. The program provides opportunities for local businesses to engage with FII researchers and provides: access to infrastructure; research and development vouchers; and mobility grants. 

Augmented by a major strategic partnership with University College London’s (UCL) Faculty of Engineering, FII undertakes global research, inspired by real world issues.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

The University values the diversity of its staff and proactively promotes opportunities for outstanding female researchers.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the recruitment brochure and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Enquiries should be directed in confidence to Professor Emily Hilder, Director: Future Industries Institute on telephone +61 8 8302 6292 or email

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 4 November 2016

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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