AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE FOR BIOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
To develop synthetic protocols for the development, fabrication and characterization of novel biodegradable polymeric tissue scaffolds for the treatment of the injured spinal cord.
The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an exciting new research institute which abandons traditional boundaries to focus research effort into areas that will provide great benefit for human health, manufacturing, information technology and the environment.
This position will join Professor Andrew Whittaker’s research group to conduct research programs in polymer synthesis using different polymerization techniques as part of multidisciplinary research program involving Monash University (Melbourne) and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Ottawa, Canada) with the aim of developing new approaches for the treatment of spinal cord injury.
The role The primary purpose of this position is to develop synthetic protocols for the development, fabrication and characterization of novel biodegradable polymeric tissue scaffolds for the treatment of the injured spinal cord.
The person Applicants should possess a PhD in polymer chemistry, polymer engineering, materials science or related fields or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, and/or education/training. Experience in ring-opening polymerization, step-growth polymerization, and chemical surface modification techniques are essential. Interest in technology commercialization and product development is desirable. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and high level of inter-personal and communication skills are essential.
Remuneration The remuneration package will be in the range $51,712.19 to $70,143.95 per annum (Level A) or $73,836.14 to $87,680.17 per annum (Level B) plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $60,503.26 to $82,068.42 per annum (Level A) or $86,388.28 to $102,585.79 per annum (Level B). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 year at Research Academic Level A or B. Appointment level will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Contact Obtain the position description and selection criteria online. To discuss the role contact Professor Andrew Whittaker, email email@example.com or Dr Firas Rasoul, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send applications to Dr Firas Rasoul, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, or email email@example.com.
Applications close: 4 October 2010
Reference No: 3022656