Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Engineering

Wollongong, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Full time, Fixed term appointment (3 years)
  • Centre for Geomechanics & Railway Engineering (Centre-GRE)

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences is a research intensive Faculty with extensive teaching operations in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. It has approx. 5000 undergraduate & postgraduate students onshore and offshore, and over 350 academic/research/professional staff. The Centre for Geotechnics and Railway Engineering (GRE) was established at UOW under the leadership of Professor Indraratna more than a decade ago and as a result of several geotechnical and rail track projects funded by the ARC since the mid-1990s.

In the national ERA assessment of research quality, the discipline of Civil Engineering received a rating of 5 out of 5 indicating well above the world standards. In geotechnical engineering, we have an outstanding record of research achievements with 7 full-time academics and 8 Research Fellows and over 15 PhD students, largely supported by external grants from the Australian Research Council, Cooperative Research Centre for Railways, and industry funding.

This position will be involved in an investigation of the mechanism of sub grade soil instability or mud pumping under rail tracks and the role of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) in stabilising soft sub grade. The scope of the study includes large-scale laboratory and field testing, and computational modelling.  

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position,

please contact Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna on + 61 2 4221 3046, email:

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 29/08/2017, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A / B: $76,325 - $111,678 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170596
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
Contact Email:

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