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Research Associate - Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering

Job no: 502276
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • 2.5 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $68,452 - $92,497

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

About the work area:

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities.  The broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs are complemented by a wide range of research activities and the School is a leader in developing graduates in the critical industries of mining, energy, oil and gas.  In the resource rich state of Western Australia the opportunities for partnership and collaborative research are extensive and the School has well established links with industry.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, including the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, is a world leader in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO) providing an integrated approach and solutions to the challenges of mining development and production in remote locations, offshore engineering, agriculture, health, transport, energy, water supply and community development.

The appointee is expected to work with Chief Investigators and other partners to undertake research associated with the investigation of the stability of filtered tailing stacks.  The work programme will include laboratory element, geotechnical centrifuge and transportation moisture limit tests, complemented by numerical modelling and in-situ field tests.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in Geotechnical Engineering or related field preferably related to mine tailings.
  • High level proficiency in specialised laboratory testing, coupled with a range of computer skills including scientific programming, word processing, spreadsheets and use of specialised software such as finite elements, or computational fluid dynamics.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and oral presentation
  • Experience in working with the relevant industry
  • Ability to supervise honours students
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date: Friday, 21 September 2018

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Associate - Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time