Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Mechanical Engineering

Job no: 502591
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

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(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

This fixed-term position is available immediately for three years

Build your research career at the Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy and contribute to the future ocean renewable energy industry

This role will offer you an exceptional opportunity to work within a large international and multidisciplinary team, researching hybrid wind and wave energy conversion systems.

Based in the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, you will lead research activities in system prototyping, dynamic modelling, and power-take-off design & control for both wave energy converters and offshore wind turbines. You will work closely with academics and postgraduate students from various academic background across the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. You will engage with researchers and engineers at other nodes of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre, both interstate and overseas.

Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy is a transnational research body, jointly funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, via the ACSRF JRC scheme. The Joint Research Centre involves over 10 partners across the two nations with expertise in both offshore wind and wave energy industries. The aim of the Joint Research Centre is to reduce costs of ocean renewable energy and make it a competitive sustainable energy source for the future.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in mechanical, ocean engineering, or related fields.
  • Strong track record in publishing high-quality journal articles in ISI referenced journals.
  • Demonstrated experience in hydrodynamics and ocean renewable energy conversion, and/or, aerodynamics and wind turbines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as to undertake research within a team environment in collaboration with industry and/or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in wave and/or wind energy control systems.

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 for a long, fulfilling 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity, We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Application close 11:55pm, 2 August 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Boyin Ding
Senior Research Fellow, School of Mechanical Engineering
P: +61 (8) 83132579

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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