Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
15 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

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The role

The mechanical engineering research fellow is responsible for supporting the development and evaluation of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support devices in line with the research objectives of the ICETLAB and AMMD Hub. Particular focus will be on pump design, patient monitoring and physiological control, cannula design, clinical training tools, and the evaluation and validation of the respective devices and systems. The role with include supervision of undergraduate and HDR students, writing grant applications and frequent reporting in the form of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. The position will also enhance the collaboration through joint research projects between the ICETLAB, AMMD Hub and the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in mechanical engineering or medical engineering.

You should have demonstrated ability to engage in independent and team research and an established record of publication in high quality journals, including an ability to achieve national recognition in the area.

Ability and willingness to be a chief investigator in applications for external research funding, and to contribute to the effective supervision of honours and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students is essential.

At least two years of industry experience in mechanical engineering is desirable. Experience in generating complex models for device development using SolidWorks, AutoCAD or similar programs used for rapid prototyping techniques or developing systems for in vitro evaluation and coordinate in vitro evaluation of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support systems will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Research Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description - Download File 504896_Research Fellow Mechanical Engineering.pdf

Closing Date - 27th September 2018, 11:55pm Eastern Standard Time