Research Associate (Level ARAS)

University of South Australia
December 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:$95,028 - $101,754
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Based in UniSA STEM at Mawson Lakes campus

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Salary Range: $95,028 - $101,754 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    This position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a program of research aimed at developing new wearable technologies based on Field Effect Transistor sensors. You will join a dynamic and cross-disciplinary research team led by Professor Benjamin Thierry at the Future Industries Institute and work in close collaboration with experts in microelectronic and nanofabrication.

    To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in the development of solid-state sensors such as Field Effect Transistors or in the integration of sensing technologies within health wearable devices. You will have an entrepreneurship mindset and aspire to translate your research towards positively impacting healthcare.

    About UniSA Future Industries Institute

    The Future Industries Institute brings together world-class strength in high-tech manufacturing, nanomedicine, resource engineering plus environmental science, with the end goal of building economic growth through innovative partnerships and translational research. The Institute builds on the significant capability, infrastructure and reputation of the University's existing research strengths and substantial research infrastructure and supports state and national research priorities.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Undertake research under limited supervision to achieve project grant outcomes; i.e. develop a PoC and wearable biodiagnostic technologies
  • Design and perform a range of experiments including appropriate controls to achieve planned research outcomes
  • Prepare or contribute to the preparation of refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers arising from the research
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings associated with relevant research projects
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • PhD qualification in a relevant discipline; i.e. Biomedical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in the development of sensing and/or medical/health wearable technologies
  • Experience in semiconductors and nanofabrication
  • Evidence of high-quality research output commensurate with the length of research career, which is published and presented in appropriate forums
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated through written work such as research reports, research publications and educational materials, and through effective liaison with external partners, colleagues and students
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on- site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Professor Benjamin Thierry, Professor in Bioengineering. For further information about the position, please contact Professor Thierry via email at [email protected].

    For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Sara O'Donovan, Consultant: Recruitment Centra l via UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5460.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 4 December 2023

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