Research Fellow In Computational Materials Science & Engineering

at University of Melbourne

The Opportunity

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Research Fellow with experience in Molecular Dynamics simulations to join our team and help develop methods to generate polymer structures for MD simulations and predict the viscoelastic properties in connection to the equation of states of polymer composites. The project work will involve independently carrying out research, analysing the data and contributing to the preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-related journals.

The Role

You will be required to collaborate within the project consortium and report to stakeholders to help build up a multi-scale model of reinforced polymer composites. Located within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, you will play an active role of the department by collaborating with other researchers across the department, University, and external Collaborators.

Your Profile

The position is suitable for a recent PhD graduate. We are interested in hearing from candidates with simulation experience in molecular dynamics. Experience in polymer mechanics or polymer physics will be an advantage.

What you'll need

  • A PhD in in materials science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics and/or chemistry.
  • Experience in Computational Materials Science & Engineering.
  • The ability to perform high-quality molecular dynamics simulations.
  • Familiarity with high performance computing.
  • A basic understanding of structure-property relation in polymers.
  • Scientific publications in peer-review journals and scientific talks on international conferences.

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

Working at MSE is exciting and fast moving. We are working hard towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching which is guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - we offer generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we'll support you in doing what you love.

If you're curious, motivated and ready to undertake a challenging role like no other, we're ready to open our doors to you.

How to Apply

Apply online and upload your Resume and a Cover Letter of not more than two pages highlighting your academic achievements and outlining your reasons for applying. The selection criteria will be addressed at interview.

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The University of Melbourne and MSE 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.

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