PhD Scholarship in Geotechnical Engineering

Location
Boroondara, Australia
Posted
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Ref
2184_12/17_A1
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Department of Civil and Construction Engineering 
  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • 3 year scholarship, Hawthorn location

About the scholarship 

The ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure (ITTC-Rail) provides a platform that assists in the transformation of the rail industry to embrace frontier technologies in efficient heavy haul operations through the utilization of new materials, innovative design and construction techniques and advanced manufacturing of track components. 

ITTC Rail will commence operations in early 2018 and will run over 4 years, aiming to transform Australia’s rail construction and maintenance technologies through specialist training of industry-focused researchers. This objective is to be achieved by close collaboration with companies within the rail supply chain, interdisciplinary programs promoting novel design approaches and innovative fabrication of products delivered through advanced manufacturing techniques. 

The programs will address the key challenges inherent in building cost-effective rail infrastructure to meet the future demands of rail transportation. The Centre brings together the minds of world-class researchers who are experts in their field and the outcome of this collaborative effort is to develop safe, reliable and cost-effective rail networks that benefit the nation. Swinburne University of Technology is leading one of the four research programs within ITTC-Rail. 

A PhD scholarship is available for 3 years (with the possibility to apply for a 6 month further extension) in the field of geotechnical engineering, under the supervision of Prof. Arul Arulrajah. The PhD student will conduct research in a project involving computational geotechnics, laboratory testing, field works and theoretical modelling related to the topic: Cyclic performance of recycled demolition wastes in railway sub-ballast.

Applicants should send their CV, academic transcripts, English test results (IELTS or TOEFL) to: Prof Arul Arulrajah, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC 3122, email: aarulrajah@swin.edu.au, Phone: +61 3 9214 5741.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering (with honours) or closely related discipline.
  • Meet all relevant criteria to gain entry to Swinburne’s PhD program. 
  • Expertise in specialised geotechnical experimental works
  • Expertise in geotechnical instrumentation and performance monitoring

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

How to apply

Applicants should send their CV, academic transcripts, English test results (IELTS or TOEFL) to: Prof Arul Arulrajah, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC 3122, email: aarulrajah@swin.edu.au, Phone: +61 3 9214 5741.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018