First listed on: 13 February 2017


Postdoctoral Research Associate - Advanced Microscopy of Alloys for Biomedical Devices 

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 175/0117 

  • Help with the development of new Biomedical Devices
  • Work in a highly collaborative research team
  • Full -time, fixed term for 2 years, remuneration package: $104-$111K pa. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Alloys for Biomedical Devices in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. The position will be located at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.

The emphasis will be on the development of new alloys for biomedical devices, including biodegradable Mg alloys, for various applications, including global endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) devices (stents). The project is supported by supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through both an ARC linkage project and an Industrial Transformation Research Hub. (The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Personalised Medical Devices). The project will be conducted in collaboration with an industry partner, Cook Medical, and will involve characterization of alloys via atom probe tomography, transmission electron microscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, transmission Kikuchi diffraction and scanning electron microscopy.  

Applications are sought from candidates with a PhD in Engineering or Science, or a related discipline. Applicants should have excellent proven skills in the fields of materials science and microstructural characterisation.

Located on the University’s Camperdown campus, the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis hosts world-class facilities, and is renowned for its research excellence. The Centre headquarters the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility. Researchers have access to an outstanding array of nanostructural analysis equipment, both within the Centre and at our partner nodes

The position is full-time, fixed term for 2 years subject to a satisfactory probation period for new appointees with the possibility of extension subject to funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. In line with ARC’s requirements for Chief Investigators in ARC grants, you must be able to legally work in Australia for the duration of the grant/award/fellowship.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Julie Cairney on +61 2 9351 4523 or at

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 28 February 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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