Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0053207

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 10% super

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) recognises that engineered systems of present and future significance increasingly have connections to all three.

We are the oldest engineering school in Australia – initially founded in 1861 – and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers passionate about addressing major challenges of today and into the future.

About the role:

You will be part of a growing team developing a comprehensive program in manufacturing and industrial systems engineering with emphasis on operational excellence and industry digital transformation.

As a part of the operational excellence, the world is witnessing a rapid development of competitive business, products and services which demands the consistent adoption of operations management practices. However, with the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (a.k.a. Industry 4.0), traditional operations management practices may be integrated with novel information and communication technologies, leading organisations to superior performance levels. 

This project aims to develop a framework to qualitatively and quantitatively support and guide the integration of disruptive technologies from Industry 4.0 into operational management practices. This project will engage relevant industries in the analysis and provide the foundations for identifying key impacts and opportunities for improving operational performance.

Candidates with skills and experience in any field of industry. Particular experience in operations management, supply chain management, and digital transformation, are all desirable. 

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, in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology 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.

About You:

Naturally you will be capable of demonstrating your prior record of achievement and / or experience in the following:

  • PhD in industrial engineering, business management, computer science, or a closely related discipline
  • Industrial digital transformation, supply chain management, and operations management
  • Record of high-quality research as evidenced by publications in tier one journals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and published papers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Additionally, it would be desirable (but not necessary) if you if you also had experience in relation to big data analytics, multivariate data analysis techniques, discrete event simulation, optimization techniques.

You will be supported to pursue achievement in all four pillars of an academic career:

  • Research
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Service and Leadership

What we offer you:

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, childcare 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.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply:

Apply online, complete the application and upload your Cover Letter - addressing all selection criteria; and your Resume.

PLEASE NOTE: While domestic applicants and holders of existing Australian working enlistments are preferred, the University is open to international applicants for this position.

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