Research Fellow in Structural Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $69,148* - $93,830 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 $87,415 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation

The ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC-CAMPH) has been established to create a training pipeline that enables rapid growth of the emerging prefabricated manufacturing industry to deliver affordable and high-quality housing through innovation and streamlining of the supply-chain.

The research program consists of 4 major themes, Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Techniques for Prefab Housing; Innovative Building Systems and Design for Direct Manufacturing & Assembly; Automated Manufacturing & Construction Processes for Prefab Housing; Optimisation of Supply Chains, Risk, Financial & Procurement Models. With the assistance of ARC-CAMPH’s training and research outcomes the industry will be able to transition to the next generation of smart and sustainable building systems, innovative design concepts, automated off-site manufacturing technologies and optimised supply chains.

An opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to work in the ARC-CAMPH and co-ordinate research projects and carry out the relevant design, modelling and experimental work. In this role, you will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. The ideal candidate will have a strong structural engineering background in research and industry and experience working with key steel and concrete standards.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

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 School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.

Close date: 3 Sep 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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