Research Associate in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$70,000 - $93,000
22 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the founding Schools of the University of New South Wales and is the leading mechanical and manufacturing school in Australia. Research areas include Mechatronics, Aerodynamics, Thermofluidics, Combustion Engines, Energy Storage, Precision, Applied Mechanics, Microfluidics, Solar, Solids and Manufacturing.

About the role

  • 70K - 93K plus annual leave loading and 17% Superannuation
  • Fixed Term  2 years
  • Full time 35 hours/week

The position requires the development of a vanadium oxygen fuel cell (VOFC). The focus areas include hydraulic investigations to minimise electrolyte leakage into the gas diffusion side of the cell and optimisation of the membrane electrode assembly. In addition, the Research Associate will have an understanding of the catalysts involved in facilitating electrochemical reduction reactions. The position requires advanced mathematical modelling skills and past experience regarding the development of fundamental mathematical models is desirable. The aim of the project for which the position relates is to design a fully functional VOFC prototype.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.
Applications sent to the contact listed below will not be accepted.


Dr Chris Menictas, Director of External Affairs


T: +61 2 9385 6269

Applications close: 04th December 2016