First listed on: 07 June 2019

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow in Robotic Additive Manufacturing 

The Opportunity  

  • Are you a motivated, early career scientist with interest in Additive Manufacture of Composite Structures?
  • Do you have, or will shortly obtain a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as mechatronics?
  • Join CSIRO and progress your career with our structured postdoc training program

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.

We are looking for a CERC Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in additive manufacturing of fibre-reinforced composite structures. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working with a CSIRO multidisciplinary team of experts in mechatronics, robotic engineering, computational modelling, and composite materials science and processing technology.

Your duties will include

Under the direction of senior research scientists and engineers, the CERC Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Develop additive manufacturing technology for fibre-reinforced composite structures, from concept to prototype machine.
  • Develop methods and software for control of prototype machines and for generation of mechanical models of composite parts.
  • Produce composite parts for demonstration and develop appropriate test protocols.
  • Recognise and exploit opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.
  • Utilise design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply non-academic impact methodology to research projects.

Location: Geelong, VIC
Salary: $82,450 to $93,280 p.a. plus up to 15.4% Superannuation 
Tenure: 3 years term
Reference: 61480
To be successful you will need 
Essential Criteria:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, or digital/additive manufacturing. 
    Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Evidence of advanced programming skills and software design in languages or platforms relevant for motion control, e.g., C/C++, Python, MATLAB, ROS and MoveIt.
  • Experience in implementing path planning for robot manipulators, including simulation and control.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying multidisciplinary engineering methods to the development of automated machines or processes.
  • Knowledge of fibre-reinforced composite material structure and engineering.
  • 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.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate COTS components to develop complex robotic systems.
  • Familiarity with force/impedance control of manipulators.
  • Knowledge of machine vision and modelling/control of flexible objects (such as fibres and fabrics).
  • Knowledge of geometrical and mechanical modelling.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description
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Apply Online 
To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.
Applications Close 
Wednesday 19th June 2019

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

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