Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mechanical and Mining Engineering University of Queensland, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Australia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job no:506807

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($66,283.50 - $89,285.83)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Job reference number - 506807


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.


For more information about the School, please visit:


The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the formulation and execution of research to understand the influence of steel microstructure, steel composition and steel processing (inc. heat treatment) on the hydrogen embrittlement of advanced high-strength steels for auto construction.


The successful appointee will collaborate with the research team at UQ and collaborate with colleagues at Baosteel Ltd. China.


The person

Applicants should possess a PhD &/or research experience in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent.


You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in hydrogen embrittlement and the metallurgy of advanced high-strength steels.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


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.



This is a full-time or part-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $80,302 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $93,953 - $104,463 p.a.).


Position Description

Download File 506807_Posatdoc Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Andrej Atrens on +61 7 3365 3748 or


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.


For information on completing the application process click here.


You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Advertised: 24 Jan 2019

Applications close: 17 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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