Current opportunities

Overview

We are seeking dynamic, self-motivated and well-qualified candidates with high-quality research experience in the fields of expertise applicable to the relevant opportunity. You must have a passion for applied, industry-focused research, and high quality communication skills to support successful industry collaborations. You will require strong time and project management skills to ensure project deliverables are met, and you must be prepared to spend significant time in industry partner’s facilities in order to understand and work collaboratively to address the issues faced by the industry.

 You will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development designed to help prepare you for a career in both academia or industry. You will be working closely with some of Australia’s best researchers and industry technologists and will form a vital part of a nationally significant research centre.

Current Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Ph.D. opportunities are shown below, and further opportunities will be added regularly in the coming months. To stay up to date, please register for the Steel Research Hub newsletter. All applications will need to go through the relevant recruitment processes within the host institution, or as detailed on the opportunity advertisement.

Higher Degree Research PhD Scholarship

Scholarship for 3.5 years full-time study

AUD$ 33,413 p.a

Expressions of interest are sought from potential PhD candidates to develop a fundamental understanding and processing schedule for high strength, hot-rolled micro alloyed steels. This R&D project will involve extended fundamental understanding of clustering, nanoscale precipitation and their strengthening mechanisms which will provide the basis to future steels design.

You will work within the new ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation, which is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, well-qualified candidate with high-quality communication skills and a passion for applied, industry-focused research. You will have strong time and project management skills to ensure project deliverables are met and be prepared to spend significant time in the industry partner’s facilities, to better understand their strategic issues. You will contribute to a collaborative team consisting of academic and industry-based technologists.

You will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development designed to help prepare you for a career in academia or industry.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Academic qualification. Applicants should hold a Masters by Research, or an Honours 1st class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering or a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of professional experience and academic qualifications
  • Written and oral communication skills, presenting research work and outcomes to different audiences

Highly Desirable

  • Knowledge of physical metallurgy of steels
  • Experience in scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at the Wollongong campus.
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Both domestic and international prospective students are encouraged to apply.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • The EOI should be sent via email to Elena Pereloma (elena_pereloma@uow.edu.au).

Closing date:  15 January 2022

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success, and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally

Higher Degree Research PhD Scholarship                     

Scholarship for 3.5 years full-time study

$AUD 33,413 pa

Expressions of interest are sought from potential PhD candidates to investigate the fluid dynamic behaviour of the jet wiping process in continuous galvanizing lines. This strategic R&D project involves advanced computational techniques such as Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Multiphase Large Eddy Simulation, complemented by physical modelling.

You will work within the new ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation, which is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, well-qualified candidate with high-quality communication skills and a passion for applied, industry-focused research. You will have strong time and project management skills to ensure project deliverables are met, and be prepared to spend significant time in the industry partner’s facilities, to better understand their strategic issues. You will contribute to a collaborative team consisting of academic and industry-based technologists.

You will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development designed to help prepare you for a career in academia or industry.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Academic qualification. Applicants should hold a Masters by Research, or an Honours 1st class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of professional experience and academic qualifications
  • Communication skills in both in writing and orally, presenting research work and outcomes to different audiences

Highly Desirable

  • Experience in performing computational simulations
  • Experience in performing experimental fluid dynamics

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at the Wollongong campus.
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Both domestic and international prospective students are encouraged to apply.
  • The EOI should be sent via email to Buyung Kosasih (buyung@uow.edu.au).

Closing date: 31 January 2022

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success, and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally

Higher Degree Research - PhD Scholarship

Synthetic and Surface Chemistry for Coatings

Scholarship for 3.5 years full-time study

AUD$ 33,413 p.a

Led by the University of Wollongong, the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation is a 5 year, $28m research program bringing together 9 Universities and 8 industry partners to deliver innovative research designed to enable a necessary technological shift in the steel supply chain.

Working within Program 2 (Product Innovation and Technology) of the Steel Research Hub, the PhD Candidate will be involved Project 2.1.3- Synthetic and Surface Chemistry for Coatings. They will be involved in planning, experimentation, data analysis, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Working within a large scale, multi-disciplinary research entity (30+ PhDs, 20+ Post-Docs), the appointee will have contact with BlueScope Steel on aspects of applied, industry-focussed research, as well as collaborating with the wider Steel Research Hub research team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development.

Selection criteria

Essential

Academic qualification. Applicants should hold a Masters by Research, or an Honours 1st class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Chemistry or surface science or a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of professional experience and academic qualifications

Written and oral communication skills, presenting research work and outcomes to different audiences

Highly Desirable

  • Knowledge and ability in polymer chemistries or other relevant synthetic chemistry
  • Knowledge and ability in physical chemistry and/or surface chemistry
  • Experience in physical measurements with suitable numerical and computational literacies

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at the Wollongong campus.
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Both domestic and international prospective students are encouraged to apply.
  • Contact for position is Chris Richardson (crichard@uow.edu.au).

Closing date: 10 June 2022

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success, and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally

 

Higher Degree Research PhD Scholarship

Scholarship for 3.5 years full-time study

$AUD 33,413 pa

Led by the University of Wollongong, the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation is a 5 year, $28m research program bringing together 9 Universities and 8 industry partners to deliver innovative research designed to enable a necessary technological shift in the steel supply chain.

Working within Program 1 (Process Integration and Sustainability) of the Steel Research Hub, the PhD Candidate will be involved in Project 1.1.2- The Effect of Slag Formation on Hot Metal and BOS Desulphurization. The position will be responsible for conducting research related to iron and steel processing with specific focus on Hot Metal and BOS Desulphurization. They will be involved in planning, experimentation, data analysis, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Working within a large scale, multi-disciplinary research entity (30+ PhDs, 20+ Post-Docs), the appointee will work closely with Liberty Primary Steel (Whyalla) and Swinburne University to undertake applied, industry-focussed research, as well as collaborating with the wider Steel Research Hub research team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Academic qualification. Applicants should hold a Masters by Research, or an Honours 1st class and upper 2nd (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in metallurgy, chemical engineering, materials science/engineering or equivalent combination of professional experience and academic qualifications.
  • Communication skills in both in writing and orally, presenting research work and outcomes to different audiences

Highly Desirable

  • Laboratory experience in high temperature materials processing.
  • Experience in materials composition measurement techniques.

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at the Wollongong campus and at times Partner Organisations including Whyalla Plant and Swinburne University.
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Both domestic and international prospective candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Contact for position is Brian Monaghan (monaghan@uow.edu.au).

Closing date: 30 January 2022

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success, and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally

Higher Degree Research PhD Scholarship at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Scholarship for 3.5 years full-time study

$AUD 33,413 pa

Led by the University of Wollongong, the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation is a 5 year, $28m research program bringing together 9 Universities and 8 industry partners to deliver innovative research designed to enable a necessary technological shift in the steel supply chain.

Working within Program 1 (Process Integration and Sustainability) of the Steel Research Hub, the PhD Candidate will be involved in Project 1.2.2- Conversion of Co-Product/By-Product Streams into Usable Materials and Valuable Products. The position will be responsible for conducting research related to iron and steel processing with specific focus on the above topic. They will be involved in planning, experimentation, data analysis, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Working within a large scale, multi-disciplinary research entity (30+ PhDs, 20+ Post-Docs), the appointee will work closely with Liberty Primary Steel (Whyalla) and University of Wollongong to undertake applied, industry-focussed research, as well as collaborating with the wider Steel Research Hub research team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Bachelor of Engineering (4 years); Bachelor of Applied Science (4 years); or Masters degree
  • Background in Process/Extractive Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Proficient interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work within a diverse team

Highly Desirable

  • Experience in conducting research; in particular in high temperature experiments and modelling
  • Experience in materials characterisations and analyses
  • Experience in using computer software modelling (thermochemical packages, flowsheeting packages, etc)
  • Track record of high-quality journal publications

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at Swinburne University of Technology and at times Partner Organisations including Liberty Primary Steel Whyalla Plant and University of Wollongong
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts
  • Both domestic and international prospective candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Contact for position is Akbar Rhamdhani (arhamdhani@swin.edu.au)

Closing date: 28 February 2022

Fixed Term, full-time appointment (3 years)

Level A: $83,107 - $97,367 or Level B $104,870 – $121,111 + 17% superannuation

Led by the University of Wollongong, the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation is a 5 year, $28m research program bringing together 9 Universities and 8 industry partners to deliver innovative research designed to enable a necessary technological shift in the steel supply chain.

Working within Program 1 (Process Integration and Sustainability) of the Steel Research Hub, the Associate Research Fellow will be in involved Project 1.2.1 - Obtaining Value from Steel Plant By-Products. The position will be responsible for conducting research related to iron and steel processing with specific focus on plant by-products. They will be involved in planning, experimentation, data analysis, student supervision, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Working within a large scale, multi-disciplinary research entity (30+ PhDs, 20+ Post-Docs), the appointee will work closely with BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks to undertake applied, industry-focussed research, as well as collaborating with the wider Steel Research Hub research team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Thorough knowledge of SEM-EDS and XRD
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of both iron and steelmaking processes
  • Proven ability to utilize thermodynamic and kinetic theory to analyse experimental data
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in English, as evidenced by peer- reviewed research publications and presentations at conferences
  • PhD in metallurgy, materials or chemical engineering or equivalent

Highly Desirable

  • Bachelor degree in metallurgy, materials or chemical engineering or equivalent
  • Strong publication track record relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake collaborative research.
  • Experience training students and co-supervising student projects
  • Experience of using DSC, TGA, ICP and XRF.

Conditions for application

  • Capacity to be based at the Wollongong campus.
  • Applicants should submit cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Both domestic and international prospective candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Contact for position is Brian Monaghan (monaghan@uow.edu.au)

Closing date: 30 January 2022

How to apply and further information

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success, and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.

 

 

Fixed Term, full-time appointment (3 years)

Level A:  $83,107 - $97,367 + 17% superannuation

Led by the University of Wollongong, the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation is a five year, $28 million research program bringing together nine Universities and eight industry partners to deliver innovative research designed to enable necessary technological shifts in the steel supply chain and in the intensive utilisation of cold-formed steel products for building construction.

The Associate Research Fellow will be involved Project 2.3.1; 3D Development, Analysis and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Mid-rise Apartment Building Frames. The position will be responsible for conducting research related to the construction of cold-formed steel (CFS) intensive mid-rise apartment buildings where the lateral load resisting system is composed of lightweight, high-capacity CFS shear panels. They will be involved in planning, experimentation, data analysis, student supervision, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Working within a large-scale, multi-disciplinary research entity (30+ PhDs, 20+ Post-Docs), the appointee will work closely with BlueScope to undertake applied, industry-focused research, as well as collaborating with the wider Steel Research Hub team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training and personal development, and will work closely with industry partners including BlueScope, EnduroFrame and National Association of Steel-Framed Housing.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.  For further information about this position, please contact Professor Lip Teh on lteh@uow.edu.au.

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

For more information and to apply 

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.

 

Fixed Term, full-time appointment (1 year)

Level A:  $83,107 - $97,367 + superannuation

Led by the University of Wollongong, the Steel Research Hub brings together 9 Universities (Australian National University, RMIT University, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle, Swinburne University of Technology, Deakin University, Monash University and University of NSW) and 8 industry partners (BlueScope, Infrabuild, Liberty Primary Steel, ArcelorMittal, Australian Steel Institute, Weld Australia and Australian Industry Group) to deliver innovative research designed to enable a necessary technological shift in the steel supply chain.

Working within Program 1 (Process Integration and Sustainability) of the Steel Research Hub, the Associate Research Fellow will be involved in research activities related to life extension of an ironmaking blast furnace – specifically, Project 1.1.6 - Numerical Investigation of Temperature Variations in Liberty Primary Steel (Whyalla) 2BF Blast Furnace Hearth Sidewall and Taphole Refractories.

The candidate will be responsible for conducting research based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and data analytics. They will be involved in planning of research, development and validation of CFD numerical models, data analysis, and the regular communication of outcomes to SRH industry partners, as well as the preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.  For further information about this position, please contact Dr Paul Zulli on + 61 2 4239 2365 or paulz@uow.edu.au.

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

How to apply and further information

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.

 

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