Research Associate, Computational Modelling (BB-9B9AA)

Found in: Neuvoo AU


  • Opportunity to collaborate on a cross-disciplinary research project

  • Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Full-time, 12 months fixed term (with a possible extension subject to availability of funding), a base salary of $93K - 103K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to Professor Fariba Dehghani, the Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Biomedical Flows will conduct research using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) individually and coupled to study the performance of valved conduits designed for implantation into children during heart surgery.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics (or a closely allied field) from a recognised institution

  • strong experience in computational modelling for biomedical or similar flexible material systems

  • an outstanding track record in solving computationally demanding problems

  • experience in solving Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) problems

  • a strong record of achieving research outcomes (including conference and journal publications)

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high level of competency in both written and spoken English. 

The following would also be highly valued, although not required:

  • experience in using Ansys CFD and FEA software

  • familiarity with the Linux operating system

  • ability to program in languages such as C or Python.

About us

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offered Australia's first university-level chemical engineering program. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the academic position summary available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 067/0221F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 10 March 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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