Associate Research Fellow - Modelling

Victoria, Australia
$80,490 - $86,300 pa
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 (Modelling) will initiate and conduct research in the area of materials and process modelling as part of the ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency. They will carry out finite and/or discrete element modelling of wear and/or related processes in the context of the heat treatment, casting and/or operation of components employed in the mining sector. They will also undertake analytical modelling in support of the development of material wear maps.

This will include:

  • Initiating and conducting 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.
  • Contributing 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 contributing to a vibrant research team, including participating with colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community.
  • Promoting 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 finite and/or discrete element modelling of wear, plasticity and/or related processes in the context of the heat treatment, casting and/or operation of components employed in the mining sector.

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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