Justin Wade Fernandez
05-14-2006, 02:04 PM
Position No: G0009318
Organisation Unit: Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Classification: Senior Lecturer, Level C/Lecturer, Level B

1. Position Summary
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is seeking to
appoint an academic staff member in the area of biomechanics. Specific
research areas of interest include modeling and simulation of human
movement; finite-element modeling and analysis applied to joint and soft
tissue (ligament, tendon, and muscle) mechanics; and the application of
biomedical imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging and video
fluoroscopy, to the study of dynamic joint motion. State-of-the-art
facilities are available in the Department to support experimental and
computational research in biomechanics. Interest in performing in vivo and
in vitro experiments to support the candidate’s work in computational
biomechanics is highly desirable. The successful applicant is expected to
build an independent and well-funded research program, while at the same
time ensuring that his/her research interests integrate with the existing
research strengths of the Faculty of Engineering. Active collaboration
with other faculties of the University, particularly the Faculty of
Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences, is encouraged.

2. Selection Criteria
- A PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of Engineering.
- Demonstrated aptitude for research with an excellent record of publication.
- Demonstrated achievement in the development of research projects and
proven success in obtaining funding support for both fundamental and
applied research.
- Excellence in undergraduate teaching, student supervision and
postgraduate supervision.
- An interest and enthusiasm for teaching at both fundamental and advanced
undergraduate levels.
- Demonstrated record of substantial research achievement in the area of
biomedical engineering with an emphasis on biomechanics.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal
- Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- High ethical standards.
- Potential to achieve the highest levels of scholarship in teaching and
research in service of the Department.

For more information about salary, benefits, and a more detailed job
description go to http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/jobs/ and look under
academic jobs.

Advice to applicants:
- Applicants must complete an ‘Application Cover Sheet’
found at http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/jobs/appcoversheet.rtf
- Applications must address the selection criteria, quote the
position number and include the contact details of three
- Applications can be forwarded to one of:
Email: hr-applications@unimelb.edu.au
Fax: +61 3 8344 6080
Mail: Vice-Principal (Human Resources),
The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010

For enquiries contact:
Professor Marcus Pandy, tel. +61 3 8344 6734, email

Closing Date: 15 June 2006