Industry Research Fellow, Structures and Materials Experimental

Melbourne, Australia
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Bundoora East & Fishermans Bend location
  • Full-time or part-time, fixed term contract (up to 4 years)
  • Attractive salary on offer

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Roles & Your Responsibilities

The Aerospace Division's (AD) Structures and Materials Test Centre (SMTC) is a national asset and the largest and best-equipped facility of its type in Asia Pacific. The SMTC has over 70+ years of operations, accumulated an impressive track record of research and client outcomes.

We have two exciting opportunities for expert researchers:

Senior Industry Research Fellow (SIRF) - You will develop test concepts for applied research and assess test results from coupons and small-scale structures of conventional and novel materials. The SIRF will use creative methods to carry out testing, analysis, and improvement of, fatigue durability using post-test fracture evaluation. In addition, the SIRF will be responsible for research enhancements in the durability testing of full-scale aeronautical structures.

Industry Research Fellow (IRF) - You will develop unique test protocols and apparatus in response to research requirements and advise on novel and conventional material test protocols and apparatus, devises, trials and applies test enhancement approaches for research and evaluation methods. In addition, the IRF performs testing and explores novel test methods of practical fatigue resistance enhancement for light weight structures. It also supports testing and the exploration of novel methods for structural state awareness.

Skills & Experience Required

Industry Research Fellow (IRF) - You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience of contemporary structures and material properties experimental standards, methods and tools. You are able to independently operate and troubleshoot a range of servo hydraulic test stands, and/or complex controls systems and/or mechanical materials test apparatus. Previous experience in developing novel experimental protocols or apparatus for structures and materials tests. In addition, you can clearly communicate research results, concepts and knowledge.

Senior Industry Research Fellow (SIRF) - You will have demonstrated practice, including research publications, in at least one of the following areas: quantitative fractography and crack growth studies, full-scale structural testing, structural integrity analysis, fatigue crack growth analysis, novel materials or materials fabrication testing and evaluation. Overall, you are a strong researcher and have highly developed problem-solving skills including a basic computer coding or data analytics competency.

Please note that the appointment to this position is subject to passing an Australian security clearance and a Working with Children Check.

The Organisation

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

As a top 100 University in the world for engineering (2018 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit our careers website or for further information please contact Pier Marzocca, Associate Dean on +61 3 9925 6061 quoting job reference #574500.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and it is highly encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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