Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

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The role

The mechanical engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow is responsible for supporting the development and evaluation of a multi-stage forming technique, whereby intermediate shapes are formed prior to the final desired shape. A systematic and efficient methodology for designing multi-stage deformation passes will be developed and enhanced based on model-based deformation analyses or alternatives.

The role with include supervision of undergraduate and HDR students, writing grant applications and frequent reporting in the form of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in mechanical engineering or mechanical and materials engineering.

You should have demonstrated the ability to engage in independent and team research and an established record of publication in high quality journals, including an ability to achieve national recognition in the area. Demonstrated expert knowledge in material manufacturing, design, finite element simulation, data management and experimental techniques. Demonstrated experience in chain-die forming and roll forming, residue stress analysis and measurement is not essential but will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a part time 50% fte.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557 – $87,535p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 – $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 505084_PostdocResearchFellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Scott Ding on  and/or Paul Meehan on email - 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Closing date - 30th September 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time