Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Impact Engineering

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
$64, 501- $87, 280
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Academic Level A: $64, 501- $87, 280 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full time, fixed term position for 3 years based at Hawthorn

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to perform fundamental and applied research in the Impact Engineering Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. The primary expectation of the position is to make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of research in the field. In addition, the position will be required to contribute to the supervising PhD students as the need arises.

Skills and Experience

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

  • An earned doctoral qualification in mechanical, structural engineering or a closely-related
  • A sound knowledge of structural mechanics and solid mechanics
  • Knowledge of advanced numerical modelling using finite element analysis

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


At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' 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.

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

For further information, please contact Professor Guoxing Lu on telephone 03 9214 8669 or email:

Applications close: 5pm on Thursday 6 April 2017


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