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Csiro Postdoctoral Fellowship In Additive Manufacturing Of Shape Memory Alloy Structure

CSIRO - Melbourne, VIC

Biotech, R&D, Science
Source: uWorkin


The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Manufacturing!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Metal Industries Program in the Manufacturing Business Unit, to innovate for the Australian metallic additive manufacturing industry. In this role, the Fellow will undertake research on 3D printing for the next generation of smart shape memory alloy (SMA) components and structures. You will use your materials science, additive manufacturing, and engineering skills to design and manufacture SMA prototypes capable of performing complex actuations.

Your duties will include:

  • Selecting and designing SMAs to achieve the desired actuation performance at practical temperature ranges.
  • Fabricating and mechanical testing of SMA samples produced by 3D printing.
  • Investigating the tensile and compressive behaviours of SMA samples at various temperatures.
  • Correlating experimental observations at the microstructural scale to the thermomechanical response of the samples and to the parameters of the 3D printing process.
  • Establishing a processing window for 3D printing of SMAs.
  • Designing and producing a SMA structure prototype with specific actuation performance.
  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progressing opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.
  • Utilising design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply non-academic impact methodology to research projects.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified Term of 3 years (Full-time)
Reference:  71627

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and other relevant disciplines.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the processing and physical metallurgy of metallic alloys produced by laser based additive manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge in solid-state phase transformations.
  • Experience in experimental microstructural characterization of metals and alloys using microscopy and radiography techniques.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view thePosition Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check as well as undertaking a pre-employment medical prior to commencement.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

23:59 AEDT 15th March 2021