Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Simulation/Computational Science

Swinburne University of Technology

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Academic Level A, salary from $85,855 + 17% super
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About the job
We are seeking to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with a doctoral qualification physical/theoretical chemistry, physics or a related to participate in an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Climate Change and Deep Ocean Thermodynamics. The research project, which is in collaboration with researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA), aims make significant contribution to understanding the role of the world’s oceans on the Earth’s climate. The post-doctoral fellow will have a direct involvement in developing and implementing water models via molecular simulation for the prediction of the thermodynamics, transport and vapor-liquid equilibria properties of seawater, modelled as a multicomponent mixture. The project will involve extensive use of high performance computing and programming experience in C++, or the ability to become quickly proficient, would be an advantage. Knowledge of current climate models is also desirable.

About Swinburne
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

• An earned doctoral qualification in an area appropriate to the role – e.g. in Molecular simulation, molecular modelling, computational science area using complex computer science techniques in analysis.

• Experience in coding scientific problems, resulting in published outcomes.

• Proficiency the C/C++ programming languages/or ability to become proficient quickly.

• Experience in coding molecular simulation algorithms, developing theoretical models and analysing data.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


• Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) discounted memberships

• Onsite health services

• Private health insurance discounts

• Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff. 

• Flexible working arrangements

Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. Theres news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer.

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on apply' at the bottom of this page and submit:

• cover letter (max. 1 page)

• a resume (max. 2 pages)

• response to the Key Selection Criteria (max. 2 pages)

Further details can be obtained from Professors Richard Sadus ( or Billy Todd (
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Applications should be submitted by 5 PM on Monday April 15, 2019.


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