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Research Officer

Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)Salary package: $71,878 - $84,451 per annum, plus 17% superannuationTerm: Part time (20 hrs per week), Fixed term (12 months)
Be part of an innovative project that supports materials design and mechanics research
Work with a highly productive and innovative research team
Build your skills in materials design, mechanics, and machine learning
College overview
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, biomaterials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.
The Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) is a close-knit community that prides ourselves on solving “wicked problems” in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. RSEEME takes pride in pursuing our fundamental mission – discovery and to making knowledge matter – to the very highest quality.
Position overview
This position is a 12 month fixed term appointment to contribute to to metamaterial design with machine learning and optimization. Applications are particularly invited from researchers whose expertise are in the areas of mechanics, materials engineering and machine learning within the materials and manufacturing group at RSEEME and whose breadth of vision reaches across traditional discipline silos. We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.
Metamaterial is a new and innovative project that is rapidly developing its scope and reach. You will provide technical and logistic support to an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project focused on the metamaterials design and machine learning: one quantifying how machine learning and topology optimization can contribute to metamaterials design; and the second using skills of numerical simulation and bandgap analysis to make predictions physical and mechanical performance of metamaterials. The ARC project requires collaboration with researchers in different academic disciplines at ANU and other universities.
Applications are invited from individuals who love solving problems, investigating advanced materials and machine learning, and working as part of a team. The successful candidate will display a desire to contribute to world-leading materials design and manufacturing research and will have in-depth knowledge of current modeling methods. You will also be committed to sharing your knowledge with the community to improve bandgap performance of metamaterials for both materials and mechanics engineering.
For further information please contact Professor Qinghua Qin, College of Engineering & Computer Science, T: +61 2 6125 8274 E:
ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit  
The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit
Application information
Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:
A 1-2 page Expression of Interest which addresses your suitability for the role with regards to the selection criteria.
A detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 18 Sep 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 03 Oct 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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