Research Associate/Research Fellow, Geotechnical Engineering

Perth, Australia
Sep 11, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 09, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • This position requires an immediate start, preferably by mid-November 2019 
  • Great opportunity for a full time position on a 2 year fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Level A step 8 $93,653 or Level B $98,526 - $116,792 (level depending on qualifications, skills and experience)

Oceans Graduate School

ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

You will be part of the ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities made up of 25 academic staff with world-leading skills and unique research facilities, based in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) within the Oceans Graduate School. You will also be working closely with our industry partners Shell, Woodside, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.

About the opportunity

Working with the Chief Investigators and industry partners, you will be responsible for undertaking geotechnical research within the “Anchors and Foundations” research stream and assisting with research student training. 

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Civil Engineering (or close to completion), with a specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Relevant research experience (or advanced engineering practice) and expertise at an appropriate level in one of more of the following areas: soil-structure interaction, physical modelling, analytical modelling, numerical modelling and field testing.
  • Experience preparing manuscripts for publication and giving presentations at conferences.
  • Experience supervising and training postgraduate or undergraduate research students.

About you

As a passionate researcher in Geotechnical Engineering, you will work collegiately with other scientists and industry partners. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills that will enable you to train and supervise research students. You will be adaptable, flexible in your working arrangement, and committed to service roles in the workplace.

Prior experience in synthesising research outcomes into design guidance documents and interaction with the offshore engineering industry will be highly desirable, but not essential.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date:  Wednesday, 9 October 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).