Faculty Funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Ref
495254
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is a national and international leader in engineering research and education and is the University’s premier research Faculty. It is the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, graduating the largest number of engineers and with the largest research expenditure. Through excellence in fundamental and applied research the Faculty aims to be placed in the top 20 internationally by 2025. For more information about the Faculty of Engineering please refer to the Faculty website: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/about-us

Details of the research environment and organisational structure of the School in which the appointee is placed can be found at the relevant Faculty of Engineering School website.

The Faculty-supported Postdoctoral Fellow carries out original research related to the appointee’s field(s) of research specialisation in accordance with Faculty of Engineering research goals and approaches, procures funding appropriate to implementation and expansion of research activity and develops new research directions and collaborations at a level appropriate to the position of a Research Associate (Level A) or Senior Research Associate (Level B).

About the role

  • Level A - $93,578– $102,091 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Level B - $105,210 - $123,908 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • 1 year fixed term contract
  • Full-time position (35 hours per week)

Responsibilities:

 Level A

To be successful as a Level A you will have:

  • Conduct original research in the area of specialisation
  • Implement experimental and/or computational program of research as appropriate to the field of specialisation
  • Produce research output (journal papers, patents, etc) such that results, implications and impact of research activity are evident to external parties
  • Provide support, as directed by Head of School, to post-graduate and undergraduate research students
  • Work both individually and with appointed mentors and other collaborators to attract competitive grant and/or industry funding
  • In collaboration with senior staff, develop new research directions and collaborations at a level appropriate to the position of a Research Associate (Level A)
  • Limited administrative functions primarily connected with the area of specialisation and attendance at departmental/faculty meetings and/or membership of a limited number of Committees as required
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others

Level B

To be successful as a Level B you will:

  • Conduct original research in the area of specialisation
  • Implement experimental and/or computational program of research as appropriate to the field of specialisation
  • Produce research output (journal papers, patents, etc) such that results, implications and impact of research activity are evident to external parties
  •  Supervision of research undertaken by post-graduate and undergraduate students, typically as co- or joint supervisor
  • Work both individually and with appointed mentors and other collaborators to attract competitive grant and/or industry funding
  • Develop new research directions and collaborations at a level appropriate to the position of a Senior Research Associate (Level B)
  • A range of administrative functions primarily connected with the area of specialisation and attendance at departmental/faculty meetings and/or membership of a limited number of Committees as required
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others

Selection Criteria for Level A

  • PhD in an appropriate engineering or related discipline
  • Proven research experience in nominated area of specialisation
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity in the nominated area of specialisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and work effectively within interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to support postgraduate and undergraduate students in research related to area of specialisation.
  • Knowledge or understanding of how to attract competitive grant or industry funding
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Selection Criteria for Level B

  • PhD in an appropriate engineering or related discipline
  • Proven research experience in nominated area of specialisation
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity in the nominated area of specialisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and work effectively within interdisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students in research related to area of specialisation
  • Knowledge or understanding of how to attract competitive grant or industry funding
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Pre-employment checks required for this position including qualification verification.

For further information about the position or FAQs please follow this link

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/research/faculty-supported-postdoctoral-research-fellowships-2019 

Applications close: 13th November at 11pm

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