Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Mechanics and Design

Location
Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
Posted
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Ref
425/0317
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no. 425/0317

  • Fantastic opportunity to work with a dynamic group of researchers
  • Make an effective contribution to Research in Structural Mechanics and Design
  • Full time, fixed term for 3 years – remuneration package: $104K-$111K including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.

The position will support the research and leadership of the Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering (CASE).  As the school and CASE are strengthening their research capabilities in the area of structural mechanics and design, this is an opportunity for individuals to expand on their pre-existing research findings in the field.

The successful person will join a strong research group headed by Professor Kim Rasmussen to advance one or several research projects supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) related to morphing of steel structural elements by nonlinear buckling, multi-dimensional analysis and design of prefabricated building components, advanced analysis of steel frames, full-range analysis methods for steel connections, seismic tests on and design of steel storage racks, and built-up steel sections. The position will require in-depth engagement with ongoing experiments and numerical analyses related to one or several of the abovementioned research areas. 

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.

Applicants should hold a PhD in structural engineering or mathematics. You should be able to demonstrate vibrant research in the area of structural mechanics, analysis and design, involving proven theoretical achievements and experimental aptitude. Experience in nonlinear finite element analysis, or similar, experimental mechanics as well as fracture mechanics and analysis of structural steels and connection will be particularly well regarded. Demonstrated ability to publish research outcomes in high-quality international journals is also an essential criterion. Since the position will require frequent liaising with industry and supervision of PhD students, applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills.

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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment 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.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 6 April 2017, 11:30pm Sydney time

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.