Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing

Camperdown, Australia
$113K - $159K + 17% superannuation
08 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed-term for 5 years. Located at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Camperdown Campus and a member of the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis
  • Opportunity to work closely with Professor Simon Ringer to drive research in additive manufacturing
  • Base Salary Academic Level B or Level C, $113K - $159K + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Professor Simon Ringer heads a leading research group in the field of materials engineering. The general theme of the team's research is to advance frontiers of the relationships between the processing of materials, their microstructure and their engineering performance. A particular focus is in additive manufacturing (AM). Specifically, the AM processing interests span powder bed fusion and solid-state technologies; microstructurally, the ambition is to exert multi-scale control from the macro to the mm to the nm and through to the atomic-scale, as characterised via advanced microscopy; and the interest in property space spans the mechanical, electrical and magnetic. More information on Professor Ringer's contributions to the understanding of solute clustering, precipitation, segregation and phase transformations across the alloys of aluminium, magnesium, titanium, nickel and iron (steels), and high entropy alloys is available here. An opportunity for a research focussed academic is now available to work with Professor Ringer on challenges across the coupling between AM processes, microstructure and properties. This is an attractive opportunity for researchers interested in the fundamentals underpinning the materials engineering critical to technologies related to space, aerospace, electrification and new energy platforms, and defence platforms.

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 Research Focused Academic in Additive Manufacturing who has:

  • a PhD in a relevant field (e.g.) metallurgy, materials engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering
  • a strong outcome-oriented research track record with high quality papers on microstructure-property-processing relationships
  • demonstrated capacity in working with and preferably developing computational pipelines for materials-related analysis and/or simulations
  • demonstrated capacity or potential to develop expertise in CALPHAD methods
  • demonstrated capacity or potential to develop expertise in scientific programming using (e.g.) Python and related tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, Github Copilot
  • a high-level competency in scanning transmission electron microscopy and/or scanning electron microscopy
  • demonstrated capacity or potential to develop expertise in atom probe microscopy
  • experience in and commitment to high-quality teamwork, supervision and mentoring
  • excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • the ability for the day-to-day management of internal and external relationships with Professor Ringer's global network, including industry partnerships.

To be considered for appointment at Level C, we're looking for evidence of:

  • original and innovative contributions to research which have a significant impact in manufacturing and/or materials engineering
  • research impact through engaging in knowledge or technology transfer and/or strong external collaborations and partnerships leading to commercialisation, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry, the profession or the community
  • proven leadership skills with the ability to develop, manage and lead a team and projects and provide mentoring and guidance to academics
  • engagement with the wider community through activities, partnerships and collaborations which contribute to improved links and outcomes for the profession, industry and/or community.

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