Postdoctoral Research Associate (A) - Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

The University of Adelaide
July 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:$78,544 to $105,611
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(Level A) $78,544 to $105,611 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

The School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, for 1.5 years 0.4 FTE, fixed term.

The project will build on electromagnetic models developed by the research team at The University of Adelaide to simulate novel electromagnetic devices and machines. The use of semi-analytical models has become increasingly popular due to the improved accuracy and reduced processing time compared to industry-standard methods. The work envisaged in this project will couple the state-of-the-art electromagnetic models with similar analytic methods for multi-physics simulation, including effects such as temperature and vibration. These models will be used to design and analyse a range of electromagnetic devices such as linear actuators for space applications and electric motors for vehicles.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing and implementing new electromagnetic models within an erudite team led by the Director of Engineering Programs, Dr Will Robertson, in the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The successful applicant will undertake both experimental work and numerical studies, and engage with the day-to-day activities of the school.

Our School is deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we enthusiastically encourage applications from individuals who can enrich the fabric of our community. The University provides a range of development opportunities, including our Academic Mentoring for Women Program (AMW), designed to empower and support women in advancing their careers.

The successful applicant will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or a related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience in building electromagnetic devices and undertaking experiments in a laboratory setting using sophisticated data acquisition and real-time control systems.
  • Advanced analytical and computational skills; a demonstrated ability to derive analytical equations for electromagnetics problems (or equivalent); and, a demonstrated ability to perform numerical and symbolic calculations using analytical and semi-analytic models.
  • Experience with a range of software packages, or their equivalents: ANSYS Maxwell, Mathematica, Matlab, Labview, and LaTeX.
  • A demonstrated publication track record in respected international scientific journals.
  • The ability to work well with partners both in academia and industry, to plan and manage their own research activity and to conduct relevant individual and collaborative research projects.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity to develop your career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 10 July 2024.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Dr William Robertson Director of Engineering Programs, School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering E: [email protected]

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    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people who identify with other historically under-represented groups in STEM, who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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