Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Bionics and Neuromodulation

Kensington, Australia
$101,000 - $162,000
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
28 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of the world’s top engineering universities
  • Cutting edge facilities and world-leading researchers
  • Commitment to educational excellence and innovation in teaching

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Engineering is recruiting outstanding and inspirational individuals to join our world-leading group of researchers and teachers to build on our success and take the Faculty into the world’s top 20 engineering faculties.

As Australia’s leading engineering faculty, we create bold new solutions to globally relevant challenges to improve lives.  We combine the world’s best facilities and innovative research with an exciting and connected education experience to open doors for our graduates.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW has spawned many of Australia’s leaders in medical technology who have formed the backbone of a vibrant international industry. The School is a part of the Faculty of Engineering and teaches a large student cohort in which biomedical engineering is an embedded Master’s degree within a number of engineering majors; hence it is a Graduate School. There is also a vibrant research student cohort. For more information visit: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/biomedical-engineering/

About the role

The purpose of this role is to deliver outstanding research and teaching in the broad area of Biomedical Engineering with a particular emphasis on bionics, neuromodulation and related areas of medical device micromanufacturing and biosignal processing. The role will also contribute significantly to achieving the leadership, service and engagement missions of the School and Faculty and strengthening UNSW’s expertise in the bionics area.

Two positions are available.  The appointments would be:

  • at level B ($101k - $119K per annum), level C ($123k - $141k per annum) or level D ($147k - $162k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,
  • full time,
  • to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period of 5 years, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with the ability to integrate core research strengths of the School, namely bionics as it relates to applications in neuroscience.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in bionics or a related field, with a focus on neuromodulation, neuroprosthetic device micromanufacture and biological signal processing
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in research with international impact
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The ability to actively engage with the medical profession, industry and the community

UNSW Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Applicants from industry and professional backgrounds are especially welcome and should demonstrate their equivalent level of standing as demonstrated by professional experience.

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.

How to apply

Submit your application through www.jobs.unsw.edu.au

Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Ms Mimi Howes, Executive Assistant to Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell and Acting Head, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering:

E: M.Howes@unsw.edu.au

T: +61 9385 3911

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 28 May 2017 (AEST)

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