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Job no: 0042718
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation

Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a. (Level A) OR $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. (Level B)

About University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
Working at MSE is exciting and fast moving. We are working hard towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching which is guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. 

The Opportunity
To keep working on our fundamental research, we now have fantastic opportunity for a Research Fellow to join our team and help develop 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.

The Project
This project will focus on the powder metal processing of titanium and steel, including additive manufacturing and sintering, using phase field models and reduced order, meta-models that incorporate a complete spectrum of process conditions to support engineering decision making.

The Role
You will be conducting independent research leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. Located within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, you will play an active role of the department by collaborating with other researchers across the department and University. 

Your Profile
To be successful, you will have the flexibility to switch focus as our research evolves and changes. We need our researchers to be versatile and passionate about managing new problems and play a part in the life of MSE which at times may involve opportunities for teaching.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in any field of modelling and simulation for materials design in meta-models, in particular phase field modelling or modelling of sintering.

What you’ll need

  • A PhD in materials engineering, or a closely related discipline
  • Experience in computational materials engineering and the use of materials databases, particularly as applied to alloy design
  • Experience in meta-models and/or phase field modelling, or modelling of sintering is desirable
  • A record of high quality research as evidenced by publications in tier one journals
  • Distinctive problem-solving ability and impeccable research analysis skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously to ensure the timely delivery of activities
  • Experience in co-supervising postgraduate research students and contributing to teaching and learning programs would be highly desirable

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - we offer generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a challenging role like no other, we’re ready to open our doors to you.

How to Apply
Apply online and upload your Cover Letter outlining your reasons for applying and Resume.
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The University of Melbourne and MSE 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.

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