Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering

Randwick, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW is an interdisciplinary unit conducting research and teaching using engineering techniques and analysis to solve problems in medicine and the biological sciences. The School is internationally recognised for excellence in this inter-disciplinary area. NeuRA is an independent medical research institute affiliated with UNSW, focused on developing improved treatments for nervous system disorders.

About the role

  • AU $73K- $98K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 3 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The successful applicant will design, construct, and test wearable and implantable light stimulator devices to activate pharyngeal muscles for rodent and human experimental use. The successful candidate will work across two sites – the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW, and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in biomedical engineering, electrical or mechatronic engineering or related discipline, with biomedical electronics design experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience with working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
  • Experience insome of the following areas: photonics, implantable electrical devices, RF power delivery, analogue and digital electronics, embedded programming of microprocessors, printed circuit board layout and manufacture of electronic circuits, 3D rapid prototyping, mechanical design skills, Matlab programming, data acquisition of physiological signals, human and/or rodent interventional research studies.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Nigel Lovell


T: (61 2) 9385 3922

Applications close: Sunday 29 Aprl 2018

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