Job Title: OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Electroactive Biomaterials
Job Number: 4013169 (Ref.#. VIC13/03224)
Date Posted: 08/20/2013
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering are seeking to appoint a highly motivated graduate who will design, synthesize, characterize and test electroactive polymers and composites for biomedical applications such as neural implants for sensing and stimulation. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team including chemists, biologists and device engineers, contributing to the development of materials to enhance the interaction of electrodes with the biological tissues to extend the functional life of the implants. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop new capability leading to in-depth understanding the parameters controlling the communication between electroactive materials and biological tissues.
Location: Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Salary: $81K - $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
To be successful in this position you will need:
* A PhD in chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science & engineering with experience in polymer synthesis and characterisation.
* Demonstrated skills and experience in design, synthesis, characterisation and processing of polymers.
* Experience in general polymer characterisation techniques, such as NMR, SEC, FTIR, and microscopy techniques including SEM, TEM and demonstrated ability to learn new instrumentation techniques.
* Demonstrated skills in solving scientific/technical problems based on a systematic approach with sound scientific reasoning.
Who we are:
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. By igniting the creative spirit of our people, we deliver great science and innovative solutions that benefit industry, society and the environment.
CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering - Our innovation in new materials occurs at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and physics. Our research is making an impact for Australians in manufacturing, health, automotive and aerospace, defence and resource exploration.
How to Apply:
Applications should be lodged on-line via the CSIRO Careers Portal at: http://www.csiro.au/careers