Research Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering

Monash University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Fellow

Job No.: 622160

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration:  $70,789 - $96,074 pa Level A (plus 10% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

Launched in 2016, the Woodside FutureLab at Monash is a globally-connected innovation hub transforming the Australian energy industry. Through scientific, engineering and data science research and expertise, the FutureLab and its researchers are at the forefront of new materials, new manufacturing methods, new uses of data and artificial intelligence – some of the most important innovation drivers.

We are now seeking your background in Materials engineering and corrosion to join a research project focusing on process-structure-property relationships controlling the corrosion characteristics of additively manufactured stainless alloys.

In the role as Research Fellow, you will work closely with academics in the FutureLab, including Woodside representatives, to performing ASTM standard testing and advanced electrochemical characterisation, including scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and mass spectro-electrochemistry, of alloys manufactured using additive methods, such as selective laser melting and direct laser deposition, and will work to develop high-throughput methodologies for studying corrosion behaviour of new alloy systems.

You will bring to the role your in-depth knowledge of aqueous corrosion, electrochemistry and electroanalytical methods for corrosion testing. This experience, coupled with your excellent communication skills, and mentoring approach to students, will ensure your success.

If you’re interested in spring-boarding your career and working on high profile commercial projects with the FutureLab, we look forward to hearing from you!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Sebastian Thomas, Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, +61 3 9905 9673 or

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow

Closing Date

Friday 15 October 2021, 11:55pm AEDT