Deputy Director in Research Centre

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
$109,004 to $125,605
22 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Academic C: $109,004 to $125,605 plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term position, based at Hawthorn campus (with significant time spent in China)

The Deputy Director of the Research Centre (China) in Advanced Manufacturing will co-ordinate the research program of the Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing (JRCAM) at Shandong University’s Weihai campus in China. This is a key role supporting international, Higher Degree by Research and industry engagement targets in Swinburne’s Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of the Research Centre (China) based at Swinburne, and will work closely with leaders and researchers at Swinburne, Shandong University (SDU), Weihai International Port Economic & Technology Development Zone (WZ) and Australian Education Management (AEMG). The position will be for a period of three years.

The Deputy Director is also expected to contribute to the research program in areas complementary to the Centre’s priorities in Advanced Manufacturing and demonstrate personally by example, research excellence and externally-engaged, collaborative research capability. As such, the Deputy Director is expected to foster excellence in research, research training, professional activities and industry partnerships.

Skills and experience required

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A PhD in Engineering and/or Applied Science or equivalent qualification
  • Internationally recognised track record of research in Additive Manufacturing or a closely related field  as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals and by measurable high impact outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver collaborative research outcomes and an ability to liaise and work closely with industry, business and the professions to undertake high impact externally funded projects

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


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How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Geoff Brooks on +61 3 9214 5672 or .  

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 32360
Applications close at 5pm, Friday 23 December 2016