Research Associate – Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC)
University of New South Wales Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Associate – Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC)


Research Associate – Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC)


Apply now Job no: 496815

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Post doctoral research fellow


The Opportunity


You will assist in the research objectives of two projects:


    The Australian Research Council Discovery Project entitled “Understanding combustion in gasoline compression ignition conditions”; and

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency project entitled “Enabling efficient, affordable and robust use of renewable hydrogen in transport and power generation”


In both projects, the work will involve the development, application and analysis of advanced numerical models of turbulent, chemically reacting and multiphase flows. The position reports to Professor Evatt Hawkes and has no direct reports.


    Salary: $93,578 - $100,090 (AUD) + 17% superannuation + leave loading

    2.5 year fixed term contract

    Full-time position (35 hours per week)

    Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia


About UNSW


UNSW is currently implementing a ten year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.




Selection Criteria


About the successful applicant:


    PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field and at least one year of directly relevant postdoctoral experience;

    Experience with turbulent multiphase combustion modelling, especially in conditions relevant to compression ignition engines, including direct numerical simulation, large-eddy simulation, transported probability density function modelling and flamelet methods is required;

    Demonstrated experience with code development and massively parallel high-performance computing using the S3D DNS code and OpenFOAM;

    High level knowledge of scripted languages including, but not limited to Python;

    Strong understanding of turbulent combustion in compression ignition engines;

    Able to conduct independent research with limited supervision;

    Demonstrated success in PhD-level research co-supervision in the area of turbulent combustion modelling in conditions relevant to compression ignition engines;

    Track record of publications and conference presentations relative to the opportunity, with an emphasis on turbulent combustion modelling in conditions relevant to compression ignition engines;

    Able to work in a team and build effective relationships;

    Strong interpersonal skills;

    Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities.




Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached position description below.


POSITION DESCRIPTION - Download File 496815 Research Associate - Postdoc Fellow ARC PD.pdf


Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description.


    Pre-employment checks required for this position include qualification verification.


Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.






Penny Spencer




T: +61 2 9385 2459


Applications close: 11:50pm,  Thursday 23rd May 2019




UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.


UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


Position Description


Advertised: 24 Apr 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 23 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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