Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

May 14, 2019
May 28, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The ARC Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices (AMMD Hub - ), is an important research centre with the School. The research fellow will also be a key participant within the AMMD Hub, based at the University of Queensland. The AMMD Hub was established with the vision to drive the rapid and efficient manufacture of customized medical devices tailored to individual clinical needs. The AMMD Hub brings together research and industry partners committed to the development and application of advanced manufacturing technologies and the translation of this research into outcomes for industry. The Hub team seeks to concurrently develop materials, technologies and flexible manufacturing processes, as advanced manufacturing technologies are crucial to enabling the next generation of medical devices. The AMMD Hub received funding of $2.8 million for five years from the ARC through the Industrial Transformation Research Programme. This investment was matched by industry partners, with a total value of more than $10 million of cash and in-kind funding.

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The role

The primary role of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to undertake research and other support activities with the team by performing different research activities including conducting different electroplating experiments to deposit different functional metal vitro and in vivo corrosion testing of biodegradable metals, mechanical tests such as tensile tests, performance tests such as stress corrosion cracking.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in materials engineering or related fields. You should have demonstrated experience/skills in working in the laboratory, conducting different tests including corrosion (potentiodynamic polarisation, immersion, EIS) and mechanical performance (tensile tests, stress-corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement) tests, setting up and operating electroplating apparatus, and managing associated safety requirements. It is also essential that you possess knowledge and experience in metallurgical sample preparation, and characterisation techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). You should have a demonstrated ability to publish high quality reports and academic papers, as well as supervise post- and undergraduate students. Good communication and time management skills, and demonstrated ability to meet objectives and deliver milestones within project deadlines are similarly important. Experience in crafting and submitting project proposals is desirable but not necessary.

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. Applications are encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,227 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $92,167 - $106,449 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Prof Matthew Dargusch on +61 7 3346 9225 or .

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