Research Associate in Structural Engineering

Randwick, Australia
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering comprises about 48 academic staff, 80 research centre staff, and 32 professional and technical staff. Its recurrent income is about $22M per annum, with a further $15M in research income.

About the role

  • $72K - $121K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading, Level A or B dependent on skills, qualifications and experience
  • Fixed Term 24 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position objective is to contribute towards the research effort in the field of Concrete Structures and Materials Engineering so that the outcomes can be strategically used by the School/University to improve its research reputation and strengthen collaboration with industry partners. The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of School and assist in the management of his research and that of his research team.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD in Structural Engineering or Materials Engineering, or near completion, with an emphasis on Concrete, High Performance or Ultra High-Performance Concrete, Alkali Activator Binder Concrete, or similar.
  • Knowledge of plasticity and/or fracture mechanics in concrete is an advantage.
  • Good mathematical and numerical background and strong computer and programming skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to ability to assist with the operation and management of research programs within budgets.
  • Proven research record in the field of Structural Engineering with a good number of papers in international journals and a high level of citations relative to opportunity.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Stephen Foster, Professor and Head, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Applications close: 4 April 2018