Associate Research Fellow - Wear

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

JOB ID: 160610
$80,490 - $86,300 pa (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term for two years
LOCATION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


The Associate Research Fellow (Wear) will initiate and conduct research in the area of metallurgy as part of the ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency. They will produce, analyse and interpret data obtained in relation to the wear of metal components employed in the mining sector. They will also develop new wear testing equipment as required for Centre projects, and develop sensing techniques to monitor wear in wear testing and service conditions.

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 organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of laboratory and data record keeping and a demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact well with research and technical staff and students and excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in the science, testing and engineering related to the wear of metals and in the development and construction of wear testing equipment.

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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