Research Associate (Level ARAS)

University of South Australia
March 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,929
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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  • Based in the Future Industries Institute at the Mawson Lakes campus

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2026
  • Commencement Salary: $96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    We are looking for Postdoctoral Researcher that will contribute to the research efforts of the Future Industries Institute, in particular will undertake research in the iLaunch Hub project titled ‘Additive manufacture via Electron Beam Melt printing for space capability” with industry partner Starke AMG and VPG.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    The Future Industries Institute brings together world-class strength in high- tech manufacturing, nanomedicine, minerals and resource engineering plus environmental science, with the end goal of building economic growth through innovative partnerships and translational research. The Institute builds on the significant capability, infrastructure and reputation of the University's existing research strengths and substantial research infrastructure and supports state and national research priorities.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Undertake research under routine supervision to achieve project grant outcomes; that is the development of Electron Beam Melt (EBM) Additive Manufacture (AM) processes and products
  • Develop an understanding and practical capability in EBM
  • Design and perform a range of experiments including appropriate controls to achieve planned research outcomes
  • Prepare refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers arising from the research
  • Co-supervise post graduate students in the appointee's area of expertise
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A postgraduate qualification or PhD in an appropriate Science or Engineering area relevant to the research area.
  • A demonstrated capability in additive manufacturing processes, such as laser or electron beam powder bed fusion processes
  • Experience in the design, production and evaluation of metal AM parts
  • Experience in the metallographic preparation of samples and analysis via optical microscopy and indentation
  • Experience in the operation of equipment related to tribology (wear and corrosion testing)
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career!

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5873.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 19 March 2024

    Pursuant to the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011, any appointment to this position must comply with the requirements of the Act.

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