Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Geomechanics mXrap

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$105,043 - $124,301 p.a.  plus 17% superannuation
27 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Engineering

Australian Centre for Geomechanics

  • Level B, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 3 years
  • Base salary range: $105,043 - $124,301 p.a.  plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) is a multi-disciplinary joint venture and UWA Research Centre which provides professional education training and research services to the mining sector, in the disciplines of underground, open pit and environmental mining geomechanics. The overall aim of the Centre is to improve mine safety and productivity.

About the opportunity

Under the directions of the ACG mXrap Consortium Team Leader and the ACG Senior Software Engineer, you will work closely with the mXrap project team towards the development of the mXrap software. You will provide technical support, training and application development for mXrap as well as occasional visits to sponsor sites. There are also opportunities to be involved with some of the other research projects at the ACG.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Postgraduate degree in Engineering (Masters or PhD)
  • Extensive theoretical knowledge of mining rock mechanics and mine seismicity
  • Experience in mining geomechanics practice
  • Ability to develop applications within mXrap
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Capacity for high quality research through publications in the area of mining geomechanics is desirable

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 11 October 2022

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This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

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