Research Assistant Or Research Fellow In Maritime Power and Energy System Modelling

at University of Melbourne

Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. Level A (PhD entry Level A.6 $87,415 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation

The energy available on board a maritime vehicle is limited by the size of the fuel tanks and other forms of on-board energy storage. Using the available energy more efficiently reduces fuel use, increases range and reduces emissions. University researchers are therefore developing a modelling tool for the assessment of energy use on board maritime vehicles with an industry partner. This tool will assist the partner in assessing the effectiveness of different maritime vehicle designs.

About the role

Whilst you will be located primarily at the partner's site, working closely with their team in undertaking this project, you will also maintain a strong working relationship with University colleagues. You will be expected to be an active member of the School, collaborating with other researchers and undertaking small amounts of teaching and/or research supervision directly related to your area of research, as required. The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

Close date: 28 May 2017

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