Externally Funded Research Fellow (A), School of Mechanical Engineering

Adelaide, Australia
(Level A) $89,610 - $96,007 per annum
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $89610 - $96007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term until for 12 months

We are seeking to recruit an Externally Funded Researcher to undertake experiments at the University of Adelaide wind tunnel.

This complex project involves both a wind tunnel test campaign and/or numerical computational fluid dynamics studies to investigate the complex interactions between propellers and a bluff body. Experimental techniques such as hotwire anemometry, particle imaging velocimetry, acoustic and surface pressure measurements will be utilised.

The successful candidate will have advanced skills and experience in experimental fluid dynamics.

The research aims to bring insights into development of faster and more reliable engineering models needed to increase the reliability of the computational modelling tools used to design aerodynamics vehicles if society is to meet a 2050 target for net-zero CO2 emissions.

The candidate will be required to collaborate with PhDs, postdoctoral fellows and researchers.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role within the team, conducting independent research, supervising research students, and engaging with collaborator.

To be successful you will need:

  • An undergraduate engineering degree and a PhD (or near completion) or equivalent experience in an area relevant to the School's research strengths.
  • Experience and knowledge in experimental fluid mechanics.
  • An ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience.
  • Knowledge and experience in experimental measurement techniques such as Particle Imaging Velocimetry.

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 Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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

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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 selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 23 June 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Rey Chin
Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering
P: +61 (8) 83135471
E: rey.chin@adelaide.edu.au

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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.