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Research Associate

Advertiser: University of South Australia3.8803 out of 53.9 overall rating (117 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Oct 2020
Location
Adelaide
Salary
$88,851 - $95,253 per annum (plus super)
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Other

Research Associate



About the Role

Reporting to the Director: FII and working within the Coatings Group, the Research Associate will conduct research in the area of Additive Manufacturing via Laser Metal Deposition on an industry led project. This role is part of the Industry Transformation Training Centre on Surface Engineering for Advance Materials (SEAM). The ITTC includes 3 universities and 11 industry partners and will target the training of early career researchers in an industrial context and pursue ambitious outcomes that are reflected as industry-fit researchers, providing a commercial benefit for the industry.

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 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.

Core Responsibilities



  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders to produce proto-type parts at LaserBond’s Ltd manufacturing facility
  • Design and perform experiments that are targeted at developing additive manufacturing via laser metal disposition
  • Develop robust manufacturing methods for the application of additively manufactured parts
  • Communicate research outcomes in presentations and reports to the research team and industry partner
  • Contribute to refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers 

Essential Skills and Experience



  • PhD in Engineering (Metallurgy, Material Science, Mechanical) combined with relevant industrial process development/testing experience
  • Experience in metallurgy, the preparation of samples, interpretation and understanding in the area of metal alloys and composites
  • Hands-on experience with performing mechanical or chemical testing
  • Experience in mechanical testing, SEM, XRD and other analytical techniques for characterisation of metals
  • Evidence of high-quality research output commensurate with length of research career

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
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • 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.

How to Apply

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 Jade Windsor, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2538.

Applications close: 11.30 pm Thursday 12 November 2020

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 



About the Role

Reporting to the Director: FII and working within the Coatings Group, the Research Associate will conduct research in the area of Additive Manufacturing via Laser Metal Deposition on an industry led project. This role is part of the Industry Transformation Training Centre on Surface Engineering for Advance Materials (SEAM). The ITTC includes 3 universities and 11 industry partners and will target the training of early career researchers in an industrial context and pursue ambitious outcomes that are reflected as industry-fit researchers, providing a commercial benefit for the industry.

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 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.

Core Responsibilities



  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders to produce proto-type parts at LaserBond’s Ltd manufacturing facility
  • Design and perform experiments that are targeted at developing additive manufacturing via laser metal disposition
  • Develop robust manufacturing methods for the application of additively manufactured parts
  • Communicate research outcomes in presentations and reports to the research team and industry partner
  • Contribute to refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers 

Essential Skills and Experience



  • PhD in Engineering (Metallurgy, Material Science, Mechanical) combined with relevant industrial process development/testing experience
  • Experience in metallurgy, the preparation of samples, interpretation and understanding in the area of metal alloys and composites
  • Hands-on experience with performing mechanical or chemical testing
  • Experience in mechanical testing, SEM, XRD and other analytical techniques for characterisation of metals
  • Evidence of high-quality research output commensurate with length of research career

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
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • 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.

How to Apply

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 Jade Windsor, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2538.

Applications close: 11.30 pm Thursday 12 November 2020

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

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