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Microfabrication Engineer

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Engineer

  • Join One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work-life and family balance

The Opportunity

Join our dynamic team as a Microfabrication Engineer in the Faculty of Engineering. This Internationally recognised school of Biomedical Engineering provides the best research and teaching outcomes relevant to the development of applications in the human health sector to help in the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of Australians with life-threatening or debilitating diseases and conditions. 

As the Microfabrication Engineer, you will design and fabricate microfluidic devices for a range of applications including point-of-care blood analysis, manufacture of cells for cell and gene therapy, and live-cell imaging. The Engineer will interact directly with students, academics and industrial partners. 

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  • Salary: $87,003- $92,843 + 9.5% superannuation & Annual Leave loading
  • 6 Month fixed term contract  
  • Full time- 35hr/per week 
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Design microfluidic devices using CAD software (e.g., Solidworks)
  • Evaluate microfluidic designs by computational fluid dynamics using solvers such as Ansys and COMSOL Multiphysics®
  • Fabricate microfluidic devices using a range of methods including soft lithograph and thermoplastic embossing
  • Evaluate microfluidic devices at the lab bench including metrology, flow testing and biological experiments.
  • Draft microfluidic device design specifications for industry partners
  • Carry out project management activities related to the development of microfluidic medical devices by UNSW personnel and Industry Partners. This will include resource allocation, scheduling of activities, project tracking and implementation of ISO13485 medical device design quality standards.
  • Implement good laboratory practice and high standards of experimental design including documentation and archiving in line with project requirements.
  • Ensure that confidential information for industry-funded research is not disclosed to the public. Confidential information may include designs, methods, data and company business information.
  • Adhere to the University of New South Wales Intellectual Property policy
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the position description.


Within your application, you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. If you are unable to view the position description please go direct to UNSW website

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position. 

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Steve Lalic


Applications close: 11:50pm, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 (AEST)

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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