SEAM ARC Training Centre Postdoctoral Fellow

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term contract (up to 2 years)
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Academic Level A6 plus superannuation

Come join Swinburne’s ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) as our new Postdoctoral Fellow.

About the job
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with a competitive research track record and a demonstrated ability to build relationships with industry partners, with demonstrated experience and ability to work across disciplines, contexts, and sectors. As our new Postdoctoral Fellow, you will work closely with industry partners to develop new projects, lead the development of a major research program, and assist in building SEAM into a world-class initiative focused on surface engineering.

This is an opportunity to work on a specific research focus to provide research outcomes that deliver significant real impact to our industry partners and to the research community in line with the University and the Centre’s objectives and strategic vision.

The appointee will be responsible for conducting research to ensure that the project achieves its milestones. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be involved in the development of resources for the project, training new research team members, liaison with the industry partners, and other project duties as directed by the Project Leaders. The position also involves reporting research results, by preparing reports and presentations and authoring research publications in leading international journals.

About the Centre
Swinburne’s ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM), led by Swinburne Distinguished Professor Christopher Berndt, with an additional 18 Chief Investigators, is the first ARC-funded Training Centre of its kind in Australia, delivering commercial benefits for industry.

SEAM will integrate industry-university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting, cover a spectrum of important research themes and applications including biomaterials, graphene layering, high-temperature coatings, laser metal deposition for materials repair and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes, and will provide pathways for job creation and a high-quality workforce in manufacturing.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • You will have completed a PhD degree in materials science, chemistry, physical chemistry, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or related disciplines;
  • You have a background in PVD coating process, wear resistant materials, and industry experience;
  • Significant experience with thermal spray, corrosion, wear, composites – possibly some microbiology experience;

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

  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Onsite health services
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

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 a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

For further information about the position, please contact SEAM Selection Committee on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 5 April 2020


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