Research Engineering Assistant

Sydney, Australia
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to join the University and contribute to Australia's academic and industrial manufacturing capability
  • Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME)
  • Full-time, 12 months fixed term with a base salary of $74K - $83K p.a., (HEO5) plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The primary responsibility of the Research Engineering Assistant will be the development of a tool for modelling thermal profiles in spatial and temporal spaces as relates to additive manufacturing processes. Other projects, related to algorithm development for data analysis in atom probe microscopy, will be required in this role. The successful candidate will provide various other technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator and the team. The emphasis for this fundamental program of research is on understanding the physical metallurgy of additive manufacturing processes. Our research direction is towards creating engineered functional microstructures via additive manufacturing. The position is supported by the AusMURI program led by Professors Simon Ringer and Xiaozhou Liao and will contribute to Australia's academic and industrial manufacturing capability.

About you

Are you interested in advanced manufacturing? Do you have strong skills in engineering mathematics, data analysis and programming (MATLAB, Python)? Are you a recent graduate in engineering or science? Do you thrive working in a team, but also have the capacity to develop your knowledge in emerging areas?

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 Research Engineering Assistant who has a good mix of the following attributes:

  • a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science/Software Engineering. Applicants with recently awarded higher degrees are also welcome to apply.
  • strong skills in engineering mathematics, data analysis and programming
  • a knowledge of physical metallurgy and materials science
  • a basic understanding of additive manufacturing and the demonstrated ability to acquire new knowledge in this emerging field
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • good verbal and written communication skills, especially in scientific communication and the preparation of reports.

About us

The Faculty of Engineering is the fourth largest of the University’s teaching entities with 430 staff across a faculty administration unit and six schools: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering and School of Computer Science. The faculty is ranked among the top 50 engineering and technology universities in the world by QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Rankings.

The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME)is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching Engineering Schools, with degree programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aeronautical and Space Engineering. The School has a student body of over 1800 students and has seen strong growth in demand for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The School supports teaching and research activities across disciplines including aerospace, biochemical, combustion, design, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and robotics engineering.

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 and search by the reference number 763/0620F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 8 July 2020

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.

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