Research Associate in Materials Science

Mawson Lakes, Australia
24 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

As an early career researcher, you will contribute to the research efforts of the Future Industries Institute (FII), with a focus on the development of computational materials science capabilities, relevant to advanced manufacturing. You will work collaboratively with industry and key stakeholders as well as actively seek new industry and academic partnerships.

Skills and Experience

You will have a PhD in materials science, engineering or chemistry, as well as relevant research experience in experimental design and result analysis. Your successful record of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations paired with strong project management skills and the ability to work across a diverse research team will be vital to your success.

If you have experience in computational materials science, with a particular emphasis on atomic scale techniques such as molecular dynamics and density functional theory (DFT), apply now!

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and have the opportunity for this position to negotiate flexible work arrangements to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Chloe Juniper, Senior Recruitment Consultant on +618 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 9.00 am Monday 12 March 2018

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