Research Officer / Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Aug 15, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Research Officer/Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

About This Opportunity

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.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ's culture.

The School is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the School.

For more information about the School, please visit:

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus , renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary role is to undertake research with academic and research staff, and industry partners on projects that explore the potential to apply non-linear ultrasonic measurement systems to detect and characterise defects in materials and structures.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, (or progress towards a PhD) in Mechanical or Mechanical and Materials or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge in ultrasonic non-destructive testing, development of measurement systems, advanced data acquisition and signal processing as well as demonstrated high level of drive and enthusiasm and excellent time management skills. If this sounds like you, apply today!

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to .

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time, fixed term position at Research Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542.89 - $90,982.26, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Martin Veidt on +61 7 3365 3621 or email -

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

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