Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Timber Design and Engineering

Launceston, Australia
17 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed-term, full time position
  • 2 year appointment
  • Based in Launceston (Inveresk)

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW), you will be part of CSAW’s multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for supporting the Director and other CSAW staff in securing research, development and extension projects and delivering their outcomes; contributing to effective engagement and collaboration with industry members, building design professionals, external research providers, and other stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University and CSAW achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A through securing, conducting and reporting the findings of research and extension projects.
  • Establish and manage industry and laboratory-based trials including assessments, managing technical and industry production personnel, and maintaining collaborator support and engagement.
  • Undertake high-quality undergraduate and possibly postgraduate coursework teaching. This may include teaching into first and second year Civil and Structural Engineering units domestically and overseas.
  • Contribute to curriculum development in line with technology advances and the requirements of professional accreditation, particularly Engineers Australia Accreditation of Masters program in Civil and Structural Engineering.


Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent in timber processing, materials engineering or building research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and productively contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary research team and to external stakeholder partnerships
  • Experience in establishing and conducting materials and building-related collaborative research projects, including established skill in quantitative analysis.
  • A record in, and continuing commitment to, research demonstrated by publication in scientific and industry journals, as well as by presentations to varied audiences at conferences, workshops and field days.
  • Proven experience in high quality university-level teaching and learning.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $106,479 comprising base salary within the range of $66,785 to $91,008 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position please contact Professor Gregory Nolan, Head of Discipline of Architecture & Design, School of Technology, Environments and Design, / 03 6324 4478.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday, 6 May 2019, 11:55 pm

The University’s Statement of Values indicates a commitment to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’. The University is working towards fulfilling that commitment through its recruitment policies and practices. As such, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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