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June

Research Associate/fellow - Structural Condition Monitoring

Curtin University of Technology - Perth, WA

Engineering
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • $71,230 - $101,079 (ALA-ALB.1) plus 17% superannuation
  • 2 year fixed term contract - two positions available
  • Opportunity for career development

Job reference: 646209

The School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

The School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and high-quality research in civil and mechanical engineering.Curtin is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research studies and for the breadth and quality of its research higher degree programs and offers Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The School has acquired laboratory facilities worth over $5 million and has a student retention rate 90% retained in School programs, with 93% retained at Curtin, one of the highest student-satisfaction rates across the university.

Curtin Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection

The Curtin Research Centre for Infrastructure Monitoring and Protection (CIMP) was established in February 2015 in the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, led by John Curtin Distinguished Prof. Hong Hao, to enhance Curtin’s capacity and reputation as a leader in research and teaching in the area of Structural Dynamics. There are three research groups in the centre:
  • Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Control
  • Blast and Impact Engineering
  • Structural Health Monitoring
Currently CIMP has over 50 members, including 8 academics, more than 30 PhD students and 15 visiting academics and students, working on a number of funded research projects from Australian Research Council and Industries with a total funding of about Australian $5 million. Since establishment, members in CIMP have published over 350 high quality journal papers, and received about two dozen research and publications awards. CIMP is now one of the largest and most research active Structural Engineering Research Centres in Southern Hemisphere.

https://structuraldynamics.curtin.edu.au/

Your new role

An exciting opportunity exists for a research scientist to join the Curtin Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection. The successful candidate will work with Associate Prof. Jun Li on Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project: Innovative Data Driven Techniques for Structural Condition Monitoring. This project develops innovative structure condition monitoring approaches based on the emerging digital technologies on image processing, data analytics and machine learning techniques, for better infrastructure asset management under operational environment.

You will bring to this role (selection criteria):
  • Doctoral qualification and an excellent publication track record in structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil engineering are preferred for this role, or a current PhD candidate working towards this level of qualification who is about to graduate soon.
  • Specific experiences in structural dynamics and structural health monitoring, especially on computer vision, image processing, machine learning, deep learning, signal processing and data analysis techniques, are desired.
  • Experience with the development of application of using computer vision/machine learning techniques for SHM is preferable.
  • Emerging research track record/potential to conduct quality research and contribute productively to research teams under supervision.
Why choose Curtin?
  • Opportunity for career development
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • Flexible work day with a highly ranked child care facility on-site
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. You are also encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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Applications close: 10.00pm WST, Friday 18th June 2021

Please note, Curtin University Christmas closure period is between Thursday 17th December 2020 – Monday 4th January 2021. We will be in contact with all applicants week commencing Monday 11th January 2021.

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Natalie Munro on 08 9266 2280.

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact please contact Dr Jun Li at 08 9266 5140 - junli@curtin.edu.au.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

Disclaimer

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.