Internal Grant-Funded Researcher A, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Adelaide, Australia
28 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $71,401 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term, full-time opportunity available for three years

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Research Fellow in Structural Engineering, for a three-year fixed-term full-time appointment.

The Research Fellow will contribute to research in two main fields, namely repair and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure with advanced materials (such as FRP composites) and off-earth construction. Specific projects of interest include the development and characterisation of off-earth construction materials as well as off-earth structural forms.

The school is supported by well-equipped laboratories for structures and construction materials level research. A laboratory is also currently being built that will service lunar construction activities. The Research Fellow will support the development of this laboratory.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Civil Engineering specialising in structural engineering and a track record of research, relative to the career opportunity.
  • Highly self-motivated with the knowledge and skills to undertake research in the structures discipline that includes: Repair and rehabilitation of structures with advanced materials (such as FRP composites); Experience in experimentation and modelling of structures or structural elements; Willingness to undertake research on the development and behavior of materials and structures in off-earth (e.g. Lunar) environments, and develop research plans/proposals in the area.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the writing of journal articles and grant applications, and the ability to communicate scientific and engineering ideas to a range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, building rapport with all levels of academic and professional staff and students.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and ability to contribute to the diversity of the School community.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 31 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Scott Smith
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
P: +61 (08) 83130177

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.