School of Electrical, Mechanical and
School of Engineering
– $90,657 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 $84,458 p.a.) plus 17% superannuation
You will be part of a new team developing a comprehensive program in integrated computational materials engineering with particular emphasis on the design of metals in order to rapidly focus the search for new, optimised alloys in the most promising regions of multidimensional materials space and provide decision support to reduce empiricism. This particular project will focus on powder injection moulding of stainless steel as a relatively simple alloy system where the necessary thermodynamic and physical property databases are available and which are widely used commercially. The project will use genetic algorithms to find global optima coupled to sintering models to simulate the development of microstructure and constitutive models for the development of properties. The expected outcomes include an integrated computational model for the design of alloys for sintering and prospective stainless steel compositions for industrial applications.
You will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. You will be located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering in the Melbourne School of Engineering and will be expected to be an active member of the Department, collaborating with other researchers. You may undertake small amounts of teaching and research supervision directly related to your area of research, as required.
The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.
The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.
date: 23 Mar 2017
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)
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