Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Morphing via Functionalising Non-linear Buckling

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no. 396/0217

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in structural mechanics and analysis and design
  • Full time, fixed term for 2 years, may be extended for another year subject to funding. Remuneration package: $104K-$111K including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The successful person will join a strong research group to advance a research project supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) related to Structural Morphing via Functionalising Non-linear Buckling.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

The successful applicant should have;

  • a PhD degree in aeronautical, civil or mechanical engineering, or in an area closely related to coupled electrical-mechanical structural systems
  • sound knowledge and proven research experience in (a) mechanics, simulation and control of thin-walled smart composite structures involving buckling and post-buckling; (b) experiments of thin-walled composite structures equipped with piezoelectric materials; (c) Numerical simulation and optimization of piezoelectric materials based composite structures involving nonlinear post-buckling; and/or (d) linear and non-linear finite element/strip methods and programming
  • Ability to work in a research team and relate well to academic staff and postgraduate students as well as assist with supervising postgraduate students are desirable.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

 For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 6 April 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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