Industry Research Assistant (IRA)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Australia

September 26, 2022

Description

Overview:

  • Part- time / Full-time, Fixed Term position until 30th of June 2023 (with a possible extension)
  • Salary Academic Level A + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Port Melbourne, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
  • About You Within the Structures and Materials Test Centre at DSTG, an Industry Research Assistant (IRA) will develop unique test protocols and apparatus in response to research requirements, or shall develop, integrate COTs or bespoke equipment and software to carry out structural and materials test ranging from simple coupons to full-scale structures using test frames/rigs to complete these experiments. The IRA will advise on novel and conventional material test protocols and apparatus, devise trials and will apply test enhancement approaches to the research and evaluation methods being applied. Additionally, the IRA will perform testing that explores both conventional and novel test methods for determining the durability and durability enhancement of structures and materials for the defence land, sea, air, and space domains. This will include supporting the exploration of novel methods for structural state awareness. The IRA will actively scan for and assess worldwide developments in structural and materials testing, and structural state awareness and will prepare reports and contribute to papers for publication in appropriate fora. Finally, the IRA will actively seek the expansion of their skills to grow their capabilities and the capabilities of the test centre outside core training.

    Appointees must be able to gain an Australian security clearance – for this, Australian citizenship will be required.

    IRA's, shall have all or several of the following with:

  • A demonstrate detailed knowledge and experience of contemporary structures and material properties experimental standards, methods and tools.
  • A demonstrate experience in developing novel experimental protocols or apparatus for structures and materials tests.
  • The ability to independently operate and troubleshoot a range of servo hydraulic test stands, and/or complex controls systems and/or mechanical / materials test apparatus.
  • Have the ability to communicate research results, concepts, and knowledge clearly though discussions, presentations, reports and/or papers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.
  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the College

    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 University in the world for engineering (2022 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.

    Details relating to the School/College Office may be found @ www. rmit.edu.au/seh

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Prof. Simon Barter via email Simon.Barter@RMIT.edu.au.

    www. rmit.edu.au/content/dam/rmit/au/en/careers/position-descriptions/pd- industry-research-assistant.pdf

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    Applications Close:

    26 Sep 2022 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

    Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreakhere.

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