Postdoctoral Research Associate in Material Science/Nanomaterials/Cell Biology

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
20 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no. 654/0417

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in research excellence
  • Full-time fixed term for three and a half years,
  • Remuneration package: $106,834 p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

About the opportunity 

A Postdoctoral position is available immediately in the area of material science and in particular nanomaterials. The position is full-time fixed term for three and a half years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is also the possibility of further offers of employment subject to performance, need and funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate’s research focus will be on the synthesis and development of novel materials with nano to macro hierarchical architectures for musculoskeletal applications. An ideal candidate would be capable of developing novel materials for use in medical devices.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include the synthesis, purification, and functionalisation of developed nanomaterials, full material characterization (i.e. SEM, RAMAN, UV-VIS, SAXS, XPS, etc), and collaboration with biologists. In all cases, mentors will be working with the researcher on a regular basis and all work is performed in a collaborative team environment.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • A doctoral degree in material science or engineering is required.
  • Prior research experience in nanomaterial synthesis, functionalization, and characterization.
  • Demonstrated success in the publication of high-impact work in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 9 June 2017 (Sydney Time)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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