Postdoctoral Research Associate in Modelling of Clay Behavior

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
23 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Ref
2296/1118F
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies 

  • Help to develop new formulations and computer codes for the modelling of fracturing and healing of clay
  • Full-time, fixed term for 18 months
  • Base Salary: $92k plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity

The School of Civil Engineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate that will help to develop new formulations and computer codes for the modelling of fracturing and healing of clay and will use the codes to simulate the behaviour of clay material under cycles of wetting and drying in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering applications.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses:

  • A PhD in engineering or related field
  • Experience in developing mathematical formulations and writing computer code for computational software, preferably based on the finite-element method
  • A track record in publishing in internationally leading scientific journals
  • A capacity for independent work and timely delivery of agreed targets
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For enquiries about the role, please contact Professor Abbas El-Zein on abbas.el-zein@sydney.edu.au

For information about the recruitment process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Dan Kuhner Recruitment Partner on dan.kuhner@sydney.edu.a

Closing date: 11:30 pm 7th January 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2296/1118F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm 7th January 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.