Research Fellow - Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in Bundoora
  • Full-time, 3 year Fixed-term Position
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a. + 17% Superannuation Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering.

As a top 100 University in the world for engineering (2015 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders. RMIT Engineering's education is based on innovation and creativity. Key discipline areas in the School of Engineering provide programs with flexible pathways to global careers or postgraduate research.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role & Responsibilities

RMIT University is the Administrating Organisation of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ARC-IITC) for Lightweight Automotive Structures, known as ATLAS. Working in close collaboration with lead industrial partner The FORD Motor Company, the position will undertake research into two ATLAS projects (i) the inspection of welded metal automotive components using non-destructive evaluation technologies (NDE) and (ii) testing and characterisation of automotive joints. The first project will involve experimental and modelling work into the NDE of various types of automotive components to identify the optimum non-destructive inspection conditions for the rapid and reliable detection of defects and damage. The second project involves research into the manufacture and characterisation of light-weight automotive structural joints consisting of similar (e.g. composite-to-composite) or dissimilar materials (e.g. metal-to-composite).

It is expected that your contribution to the project will make major original, innovative, and impactful research contributions of strategic importance to RMIT that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for this role you will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and expertise in one or more of the following: finite element modelling; composites manufacturing; materials characterisation; experimental material and component testing; and non-destructive evaluation.

You will also have a proven track record of high quality journal papers with proven ability to initiate and undertake scientific research and development. Your ability to clearly communicate research results, concepts and knowledge and to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones, will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Adrian Mouritz (via Ms Eren Muller) on +61 3 9925 0305 or You can view a position description by visiting and search using job reference number 558110.

Applications close on Sunday, 1 October 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

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