Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in University of Queensland, Australia

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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University of Queensland, Australia offers postdoctoral research fellow position for the candidates having PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field.

About- With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Research/Job area– Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field

Location- University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility/Qualification- Applicants should possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field.  You should have experience in the development and use of numerical methods, simulation and analysis of shock-driven plasma instabilitites, and computer code development. Further details of requirements for the role are set out in the Selection Criteria.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

Job/Position Description- The successful candidate is expected to show creativity, independence, self-motivation, as well as leadership and management skills to ensure the success of the project he/she is associated with.

The successful applicant will add dissipative effect models, an ionization model, and a field divergence constraint control algorithm suitable for strong fields and adaptive meshes to an existing multi-fluid plasma simulation code. They will then use this enhanced simulation capability to investigate the role of these effects in shock driven plasma instabilities, including in the presence of seed magnetic fields and converging geometry. The successful applicant will also be involved in supervising postgraduate and honours students.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 – $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 00% (total package will be in the range $75,504 – $102,416 p.a.).

How to Apply- To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Wheatley on +61 7 3365 2969 or email [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 07 May 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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