ARC Grant-Funded Researcher B- Acoustics

The University of Adelaide
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$107,276- $126,894
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(Level B) $107,276- $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation

The University of Adelaide is seeking applications for 1 x ARC Grant-Funded Researcher for a 2-year fixed term appointment to commence as soon as possible.

The specific topic area of this post is developing new methods of manipulating and controlling samples using both acoustic and optical technologies, with translation to biological research.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing and implementing acoustic and optical technologies for biological translation within a vibrant team.

The work is a joint project between the Centre of Light for Life under Prof Kishan Dholakia and the School of Biomedicine. The Centre aims to build upon the area of optics/photonics and its applications in other multidisciplinary fields. The project will involve collaboration with a team of biologists from the School of Biomedicine under Dr Kylie Dunning, who have expertise in utilising non-invasive technologies to study developmental biology.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake both experimental work and numerical studies and will be expected to liaise with key institutes such as the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing and Robinson Research Institute.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in either Acoustics/ Optics/ Physics or Bioengineering/ Mechanical/ Electronic/ Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Experience in the following: acoustics; advanced optics; CAD design; system design; fabrication; 3D printing; microscopy development; fibre optics; multiphoton microscopy; optical alignment; image analysis.
  • The ability to work well and collaborate with people in academia.
  • The ability to plan and manage own research activity related to acoustics and conduct relevant individual and collaborative research projects.
  • Good oral communication, skills in journal and conference paper writing.
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    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 26th November 2023.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Professor Kishan Dholakia Internal Grant-Funded Researcher (E), School of Biological Sciences P: +61 420 350 347 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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