Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C) plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

Located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, this newly-created position offers aspiring academics the opportunity to join a newly formed, successful department within our consistently-ranked world-class Melbourne School of Engineering. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is made up of academics with strong track records of research, teaching and engagement, and has a strong focus upon mentoring and developing academic leaders.

You will deliver high quality teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs and be expected to build a world-class, independent and well-funded research program in a field that builds capability within the Department. These research areas can be summarised as:

Biomaterials and tissue engineering – developing tailored biomaterials and processes for regenerative medicine, stem cell culture and medical devices. Our research involves multidisciplinary collaborations with major focuses on biomaterials synthesis, fabrication and characterisation, antimicrobial materials, stem cell expansion, tissue regeneration and medical device design.

Biomechanics and mechanobiology – embracing a wide range of scales, from whole body structure and function, to cellular and nano-processes, in a multidisciplinary research effort toward improving health and wellbeing. Our research specialisations have a major focus on musculoskeletal modelling, injury, orthopaedics, cell and tissue biomechanics, biomaterials and microfluidics cell/tissue-on-chip systems.

Bionics and neuroengineering – using scientific methods to understand and model the nervous system, and to use this knowledge to engineer systems that interact with, augment, or mimic nervous system functionality. Applications include bionic ear, bionic eye, epilepsy control, brain-computer interfaces and electroceuticals. 

Biomedical imaging – developing clinical and preclinical imaging technologies and associated imaging data analysis techniques, with application to a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders, and imaging of tissue microstructure.  The particular imaging modalities of expertise include micro CT, preclinical MRI, ultrahigh field MRI, and MRI connectomics.

Systems and synthetic biology – developing computational approaches to understand human health and disease. Areas include modelling cellular processes and bio-nano interactions, computational frameworks for systems and synthetic biology and discovering molecular networks in cancer.

You will actively collaborate with other research groups and interact with industry, research institutes, hospitals and/or government agencies. We seek a candidate with strong connections to industry or the ability to build partnerships with key industrial collaborators.

Close date: 31 Jan 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria