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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
REF. 561 (Cl)

FIXED TERM - Salary Range: Research Associate: A$41,824 - A$44,896 per year;
Senior Research Associate: A$47,260 - A$56,122 per year. Level of appointment and
commencement salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.

With funding from the Australian Research Council SPIRT system, the UNSW Graduate
School of Biomedical Engineering, in conjunction with Micromedical Industries and University
of Technology, Sydney, is developing an implantable centrifugal pump for the long-term
treatment of heart failure. The project incorporates the most advanced concepts in all areas
of motor design, pump function, bearings, sealing, fabrication and haemocompatibility.
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on both the computer modelling
(CFD) of flow in the pump, and the measurement of fluid velocities in actual-size and
scaled-up models of the pump, using laser Doppler anemometry and particle image
velocimetry (quantitative flow visualisation). The appointee should ideally have prior
expertise in the experimental characterisation of flow field kinematics, including use of the
above specifically relevant methods. Further desirable attributes would stem from a
background in relevant types of flow (internal, liquid, suspensions, pulsating, etc.). An
advanced understanding of fluid mechanics is required in order to design optimal
experiments informed by the CFD outcomes, capturing critical aspects of the fluid motion
with the minimum of brute-force data collection, and to interpret the measurements. The
development of the measurement techniques will also require a physicist's level of
understanding of the relevant laser-optical and electrical signal processing, since this project
will involve the adaptation of existing optical measurement systems to new configurations.
The ideal candidate should possess a PhD in a relevant area of physics or mechanical
engineering such as computational fluid dynamics code development, and have had
substantial work experience in biomedical engineering applied to blood flow. Ability to work
with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and mathematicians is also essential.
A knowledge of EEO/AA principles is required.

The position is available for three years. In addition to base salary, an attractive allowance
may be negotiated with the appropriate candidate.

Enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Chris Bertram, Graduate School of
Biomedical Engineering on telephone +61 2 9385 3928, facsimile +61 2 9663 2108 or email:
c.bertram@unsw.edu.au.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Written applications systematically addressing the selection criteria, QUOTING
REFERENCE NUMBER. Include business and private telephone numbers; a complete
resume (copies of academic transcript and qualifications where appropriate); and the names
and addresses (and if possible telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail addresses) of at
least two referees to: The Recruitment Officer, Human Resources, The University of New
South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052 by applications close date.

Applications close 9 January 1998.