Research Officer - Electrical Discharge Machining of Advanced Materials
Job no: 571387
Work type: Full Time, 18-month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: AU$66,304 to AU$89,935, plus 17% Superannuation
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.
The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and -Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering.
As a top 100 University in the world for engineering (2019 OS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.
The Postdoctoral Research Assistant is funded by an ARC Discovery Grant (DP180100762) entitled "A novel approach to electrical arc machining of polycrystalline diamond with a rotating wheel electrode". The aim of the project is to develop a new approach for electrical discharge machining of polycrystalline diamond (PCD). The focus is to discover new machining theories and investigate the erosion mechanism of electrical arcs and irregular discharge pulses in the machining process.
The Research Assistant will specifically assist the chief investigators by undertaking research as specified in the ARC proposal. You will be expected to participate in planning and executing research and generating papers, reports and writing research grants.
As the successful candidate, you will have a strong background in electrical discharge machining (EDM) or wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM). Your emerging track record of original research in relevant areas will be highly regarded. You will possess the ability to contribute to teaching and learning activities, as well as the co-supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and HDR students. In addition, you will have demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.
Mandatory: PhD in Manufacturing/Mechanical/Materials Engineering, or related discipline
For further information please view a position description, please see below.
https://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/c ... anced-materials-mmm
Applications close on Thursday 14th March 2020.
Applicants are requested to separately address the following key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.
1. PhD in Manufacturing/Mechanical/Materials Engineering, or related discipline including
electrical/electronics, control, mechatronics or embedded systems;
2. Strong background in electrical discharge machining (EDM) or wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) in one or more of the following areas:
(a) design of EDM/WEDM power generators,
(b) servo/control systems including linear motors and piezoelectrical actuators,
(c) machining processes and material characterization,
(d) theoretical modelling and simulation
3. Demonstrated track record of publication of original research in relevant areas in high impact journals.
4. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.
6. Ability to contribute to teaching and learning activities and the co-supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and HDR students.