First listed on: 17 June 2020

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Predicting Material Properties of Additively Manufactured Parts

The Opportunity
  • Are you an early career scientist with an interest in metal additive manufacturing? 
  • Apply your computational modelling-based research skills
  • Join CSIRO and kick-start your research career

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

In this position, you will undertake computational modelling-based research related to the additive manufacture of metal parts for applications in industries such as aerospace and biomedical. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts in additive manufacture, materials science, metallurgy, processing technology and computational modelling. 

Your duties will include:
  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 
  • Identifying a suitable homogenisation method to predict continuum (macroscopic) scale material properties based on microstructures unique to additively manufactured metal parts.
  • Understanding the role of microstructural constituents in selected metal alloys in determining the mechanical (and potentially thermal) behaviour of these alloys at the continuum scale.
  • Developing software libraries based on these constitutive relationships for use in multiscale simulations.

Location: Melbourne (Clayton) VIC
Salary: AU$86k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 67263

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, metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of metal additive manufacture, continuum mechanics and crystallography.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of micromechanics-based homogenisation schemes, or a proven ability to gain the necessary understanding on the job.
  • A working knowledge of coding in C++ or another high-level language.
  • Familiarity with a range of software platforms including Linux and Windows as well as experience in running jobs on a parallel computing environment.
  • High-level communication skills including the ability to present research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound publication record in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers or reports.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and be able to commence in late 2020/ early 2021.

Applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia.

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

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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

2 August 2020, 11:00pm AEST

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