Research Associate in Polymer Engineering
- UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
- Melbourne, Australia
- $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
- 22 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 22 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Engineering & Technology, General Engineering, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
- Job Type
- Research Related, Research Associate
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
Salary: $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
- Opportunity for a Polymer Engineer with industrial experience to join a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research centre
- Undertake work that will help translate new materials into forms useful to Australian industry
- $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. + 17% super, commensurate with experience
About the Role
As a Polymer Engineer, the overarching goal of your work will be to help the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science translate new materials into forms useful to Australian industry, with a focus on dispersion of dyes and chromophores into PVB, EVA, PMMA and poly carbonate polymer matrices.
Using your strong industrial experience, you will help develop methods to homogeneously disperse dyes and chromophores into industrial plastics for passive solar applications and laminate and process plastics into optical quality thin films. You will also develop methods for optical characterisation of the resultant polymers, as well as develop scalable methods of production for Australian industry.
The position will be based primarily at the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, with time also spent at the Monash University node of the Centre, as well as at industry partner facilities in Dandenong.
Further information can be found in the attached Position Description.
You have demonstrated industry experience with processing polymers such as PVB and PMMA and are suitably qualified in polymer chemistry, polymer engineering, industrial polymer processing or related field.
Engineers currently working in industry are encouraged to apply.
You will also have:
- Completion of an MSc/MEng (or a PhD) in the areas of polymer chemistry, polymer engineering, industrial polymer processing or related field
- Demonstrated industrial experience in the field of polymer processing or related fields
- A demonstrated aptitude for research and development in an industrial context
- Desirable research experience in working and processing polymers such as EVA, polycarbonates, lucite, PMMA, Plexiglas or PVB as well as experience in characterising and QC in the polymer industry
This role requires current valid work rights for Australia. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Your new team – The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
We are a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research centre working to understand, examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. The expected outcomes and benefits include new Australian technologies in solar energy conversion, energy-efficient lighting and displays, security labelling and optical sensor platforms for defence.
The Centre has nodes at The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, The University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney. More information about the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science can be found at www.excitonscience.com
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
- Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
- Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
- Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
- Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.
We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at email@example.com
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your CV and a Cover Letter outlining why you are suitable for the position.
Applications close: 22 APRIL 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Position Description: 0059042_Research Associate in Polymer Engineering _PD.pdf