Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Stochastic Mechanics

Sydney, Australia
$97,043 p.a. - $113,184 p.a. + 17% superannuation
20 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term for 3 years
  • Opportunity to work in the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials, Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary, Level A/B, $97,043 p.a. - $113,184 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow (Level A/B) to join the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (SciGEM) at The University of Sydney on heterarchical stochastic modelling of granular media, under the direction of Professor Itai Einav. The project involves developing and applying new computational tools for modelling segregation, mixing and crushing in granular flows. The postdoctoral researcher will develop novel stochastic simulation models that tracks the segregation, mixing and crushing of particles in silos, belt conveyors and pneumatic conveyors. These models will be applied to provide solutions for bulk solids handling problems with an industrial partner Rio Tinto.

At SciGEM you will join an amazing team of researchers in the area of granular physics, geomechanics and mineral processing. The team has a collaborative, supportive and diverse culture. While this project will focus on computational models, by joining the team you will benefit from a broad range of experimental, numerical and theoretical developments. We offer flexible work and leave arrangements and are committed to providing a supportive work environment and helping staff balance work-life responsibilities.

About you

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science or a related field
  • a proven background in computational mechanics
  • a background in stochastic methods such as Cellular Automata, the Lattice Boltzmann Method or Monte Carlo simulations would be useful but not essential.

For appointment to Level B, in addition to the above, we are looking for:

  • previous experience as a Postdoctoral Researcher
  • evidence of independence as a researcher
  • experience in co-supervision of research students.

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