First listed on: 13 February 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate in wear resistant materials 

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Reference no. 132/0117 

  • Help with the development of new, wear resistant alloys for the mining industry
  • Work in a highly collaborative research team
  • Full -time, fixed term for 1 year, remuneration package: $104-$111K pa. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wear Resistant Materials in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. The position will be located at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.

The emphasis will be on the development of new, wear resistant alloys for the mining industry and is part of a collaborative project with Weir Minerals Australia, supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Weir minerals through the ARC linkage project. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the industry partner, and will involve the fabrication and characterization of alloys using advanced techniques such as vacuum induction casting, optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy, electron backscatter diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.

Applications are sought from candidates with a PhD in Engineering or Science, or a related discipline. Applicants should have excellent proven skills in the fields of metallurgy and microstructural characterisation. Experience with mechanical testing, especially wear testing, would be an advantage, as would experience working with industry partners.

Located on the University’s Camperdown campus, the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis hosts world-class facilities, and is renowned for its research excellence. The Centre headquarters the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility. Researchers have access to an outstanding array of nanostructural analysis equipment, both within the Centre and at our partner nodes

The position is full-time, fixed term for 1 year subject to a satisfactory probation period for new appointees with the possibility of extension subject to funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. In line with ARC’s requirements for Chief Investigators in ARC grants, you must be able to legally work in Australia for the duration of the grant/award/fellowship.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 26 February 2017 (11:30pm Sydney Time)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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