CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in turbulent multiphase transport

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Job Type:Full Time

The Opportunity
  • Are you a motivated, early career scientist with interest in advancing the science of multiphase flow?
  • Can you conduct innovative and independent research in fluid dynamics, rheology or a related area?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

Predictive modelling of suspended particle transport has wide industrial application. Current modelling relies on empirical correlation and recalibration as conditions change. This postdoctoral position will undertake a project to advance the science of multiphase flow through fundamental modelling and state of the art measurements.

Your duties will include:

Under the direction of senior research scientists and engineers, CERC Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Conduct laboratory-based research in fluid flow, occasioning liaison with laboratory technicians
  • Publish in scientific journals and present at conferences relevant to the field on behalf of CSIRO
  • Recognise and exploit opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research
  • Utilise design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply non-academic impact methodology to research projects

Location: Clayton, VIC

Salary: AU$86k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 67779

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Applied Physics.
    Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative and independent research in fluid dynamics, rheology or a related area.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Laboratory experience in the field of fluid flow, rheology or fluid dynamics
  • Ability to program in C+ and familiarity with related software (such as MATLAB)

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.
  • Applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia and be able to commence in the role by December 2020/January 2021.
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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Thursday 06 August 2020, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT