Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomechanical Engineering

Sydney, Australia
13 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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The Role:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a motivated Biomechanical Postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience in gait analysis and musculoskeletal modelling to support the principal researcher on projects related to musculoskeletal analysis.

Key accountabilities of the role are to:

  • Support the principal researcher with gait laboratory setup, preparation and data collection
  • Process gait analysis data and analyse using biomechanics software
  • Support the principal researcher in other orthopaedic based projects

Selection criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the below selection criteria in a 1-2 page cover letter and upload the document as part of the application process.


  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Advanced experience in collection gait data using motion capture systems
  • Proficient user of Vicon/Nexus, Visual 3D and OpenSim
  • Agile, resourceful problem solver, with demonstrated attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Ability to code (eg. Matlab, Python)
  • Experience working with patient participants
  • Finite element modelling experience (preferably ABAQUS)

Salary Package: Level A base salary from $90,188 to $96,655 p.a. plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full time, 12 month fixed term position.

Specific role enquiries: Dr Danè Turner, Senior Lecturer, Biomechanical Engineering at

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: 11:55 pm on Sunday, 26 August 2018

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.