Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow in Aeronautical Optimisation
University of Sydney
Australia

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Aeronautical Optimisation
948/0820F

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

• An opportunity exists to work closely with the Aeronautical Research Group of The
University of Sydney
• Located on the Darlington Campus at the Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Engineering building
• Full-time Level A or B, fixed term up to 31 December 2021 with a base salary of $93K -
$112K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to
superannuation

About the opportunity

Reporting to Associate Professor Dries Verstraete, the Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow
position, will work with a team of engineers and researchers to design, optimise, wind-tunnel- and
flight-test a multi-seat air ambulance. The research associate will drive the development and
extension of an optimisation suite tailored to an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing)
configuration, and take a leadership role in generating high quality research output of relevance to the
industry partner. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the optimisation of an aeromedical
eVTOL aircraft with the aim to be the most efficient and longest range eVTOL aircraft globally.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and
respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and
are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow who has:

• completed (or near completion) a PhD in a topic related to multi-disciplinary optimisation of
aircraft, aero-propulsive interactions of eVTOL aircraft, multi-fidelity optimisation, propeller
and/or rotor design, or related fields
• experience in large-scale optimisation using medium to high fidelity
• experience in conducting and publishing high quality research in one or more of the following
areas: aircraft design, aeronautical optimisation, propeller design, optimisation of expensive
computational problems

About us

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) is one of Australia's
premier engineering schools with an international reputation built on more than 130 years' experience.
It is home to some of Australia's most prominent research centres in the fields of aerospace,
biomedical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, including the Australian Centre for Field
Robotics (ACFR), the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Institute of Biomedical
Engineering and Technology (BMET) and the Centre for Advanced Materials and Technology
(CAMT).

To learn more about the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering click here
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us.
We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values
are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for
growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and
research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff
who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation,
progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world
around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available
from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit
https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number
948/0820F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently
located within Australia.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 10 September 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of
culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with
disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Aeronautical Optimisation 948/0820F THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY • An opportunity exists to work closely with the Aeronautical Research Group of The University of Sydney • Located on the Darlington Campus at the Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering building • Full-time Level A or B, fixed term up to 31 December 2021 with a base salary of $93K - $112K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation About the opportunity Reporting to Associate Professor Dries Verstraete, the Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow position, will work with a team of engineers and researchers to design, optimise, wind-tunnel- and flight-test a multi-seat air ambulance. The research associate will drive the development and extension of an optimisation suite tailored to an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) configuration, and take a leadership role in generating high quality research output of relevance to the industry partner. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the optimisation of an aeromedical eVTOL aircraft with the aim to be the most efficient and longest range eVTOL aircraft globally. About you The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow who has: • completed (or near completion) a PhD in a topic related to multi-disciplinary optimisation of aircraft, aero-propulsive interactions of eVTOL aircraft, multi-fidelity optimisation, propeller and/or rotor design, or related fields • experience in large-scale optimisation using medium to high fidelity • experience in conducting and publishing high quality research in one or more of the following areas: aircraft design, aeronautical optimisation, propeller design, optimisation of expensive computational problems About us The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) is one of Australia's premier engineering schools with an international reputation built on more than 130 years' experience. It is home to some of Australia’s most prominent research centres in the fields of aerospace, biomedical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, including the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) and the Centre for Advanced Materials and Technology (CAMT). To learn more about the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering click here Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. How to apply For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 948/0820F to apply. Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia. Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 13 September 2020 The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. © The University of Sydney The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment


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