Postdoctoral Research Associate in Additive Manufacturing


  • Full time fixed term for 2 years
  • Based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Darlington Campus
  • Base Salary, Level A, $100,717 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The research associate will undertake experimental research to further the understanding in physical metallurgy of additive manufacturing processes through advanced microscopy techniques. Our research direction is towards creating engineered functional microstructures via additive manufacturing of metal alloys. This position will be supported through external project funding and the candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Simon Ringer. The successful candidate will contribute to Australia’s academic and industrial manufacturing capability via improved knowledge of additively manufactured novel materials.

This postdoctoral research associate will be based at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM). The academic home of this role is in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • produce high quality research outputs consistent with the requirement of the project milestones and deliverables
  • disseminate research results through preparation of reports, journal publications and conference presentations
  • contribute to the effective supervision of honours and PhD students
  • liaise with project sponsors and other stakeholders in experimental planning, execution and analysis of results
  • provide necessary support to academic and technical staff in the team as needed.

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 who has:

  • a PhD in Material Science, Engineering, or a related discipline
  • skills in materials characterisation, including proficiency in optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy (SPM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the associated analysis, for example energy dispersive spectroscopy and/or electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), focused ion beam (FIB), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atom probe tomography (APT)
  • specialised skills in utilising both analytical and computational methods to analyse and interpret microstructure data
  • high-level written, communication, technical presentation skills
  • experience working independently as well as collaboratively with project and industry participants
  • experience in supervising students at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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How to apply

Please include a CV, and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria located in the ‘About You’ section of the advertisement.

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