About the scholarship
In the last few decades, an enormous array of bone implants with various biomaterials and designs has been used for reconstructive surgeries, but there is no consensus on the best material or design. Each of these cranial implants, has its own advantages and disadvantages.
In this PhD research project, we seek to, on the one hand, utilise novel integrative software tools to design and develop a novel implant that will support bony ingrowth and vascularization. Secondly, we will generate design concepts that allow for flexibly adaptive and more cost-effective manufacturing of a wide range of implant products. For example, the implant may also have an integrated permeable interior liner that acts as cushion for the intraosseous contents and yet allows trans-osseous tissue fluid movement. The research may also look into new material and/or different material constituents and geometrical configurations of the implant structure.
The project uniquely combines engineering design with materials and manufacturing skills, which will qualify the candidate for an excellent career in biomedical implant/device R&D industry, and/or academia.
There is ONE full PhD Scholarship available for the duration of three years, with a potential, additional 4th year. There will be opportunities for additional research assistant and sessional tutoring work.
Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Bachelor (Honours) or Master degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or similar discipline
- Experience in modelling (CAD) and simulation (FEA).
- Experience in material characterisation and experimental testings.
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description
Further information, contacts and support
Please submit your expression of interest (EOI) by clicking on begin at the bottom of this page. Please include and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description below. Please include a copy of your CV, academic degrees, academic transcripts, English test results (IELTS or TOEFL or equivalent) and copies of journal publications (if applicable).
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr Kwong Ming Tse (Lecturer in Biomechanics) via email@example.com.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019
Relevant weblinks: Swinburne: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/
Design, Manufacturing and Mechanics Research Group: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/science-engineering-technology/research/design-manufacturing-mechanics/