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
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
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
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 @
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.
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