Associate Research Fellow - Characterization

Geelong, Greater Geelong
£38128.11 - £40880.31 per annum + 17% super
02 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Matt Cornell
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

JOB ID: 160608
SALARY RANGE: $80,490 - $86,300 pa (Plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term for 2 years
LOCATION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


The Associate Research Fellow (Characterization) will initiate and conduct research in the area of physical metallurgy characterization relating to components employed in the mining sector, as part of the ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency. This will also include experimental studies and analytical modelling where appropriate.

This will include:

  • Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision either as a member of a team, or independently (where appropriate), to achieve the objectives of the project referred to above.
  • Contribute to building an active research record, prepare findings for oral and written communication including publications and the generation of external research income, along with engineering report writing.
  • Constructively contribute to a vibrant research team, including participating with colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community.
  • Promote the activities of the University, particularly those relating to research and research training, within academic and professional communities locally and in Australia.


  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification with subsequent research experience in materials science / engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct high quality research.
  • Demonstrated skills in metallurgical characterization and interpretation with experience in one or more of the following: steel microstructures, TEM, EBSD, optical profilometry, advanced x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Professor Matthew Barnett, Tel: +61 3 5227 2797, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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