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Job Title: Senior Application Specialist (Part-time)


The Opportunity

  • Are you a researcher with experience in DEM modelling?
  • Solve real world problems with leading edge simulation systems
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia


The successful applicant will be a member of the Computational Modelling Group’s DEM applications team and will work with collaborators and customers to develop leading edge simulation solutions to a range of important industrial applications. They will use our particle based simulation software to create insights into particle and fluid flow applications, for both publication and for commercial contracts.

An exciting opportunity exists for an early to mid-career researcher to work at the leading edge of discrete element method (DEM) modelling. The successful applicant will work with an established DEM development team to create cutting edge simulations of important applications in industrial systems. As part of the application team you will work with our research collaborators and customers to solve real world problems with leading edge simulation systems.

This position will be part-time, completing approximately 38 hours per fortnight. Working hours and days will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Your duties will include


This position will involve research on particle and fluid flow applications using our in-house computational modelling system.  Specifically the applicant will:

  • Contribute to commercial projects
  • Contribute to business development, project management and administrative tasks as needed by projects and groups
  • Contribute to strategic research projects
  • Publish in high impact journals and high profile conferences
  • Contribute to development of research networks and collaborations to improve delivery of strategic and commercial projects
  • Act as a trusted advisor, utilising knowledge of client’s business and understanding of their underlying needs.


Location: Clayton, VIC

Salary: $111K to $130K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation

Tenure: 6 months term

Reference: 59314


To be successful you will need



Education/Qualifications:  A relevant bachelor degree and/or equivalent work experience in Engineering, Physics or related area


Essential Criteria:

  • Bright, energetic, dynamic self-starter with a strong desire to learn new skills and who can demonstrate initiative
  • Highly developed problem-solving ability with a demonstrated record in gaining insight into complex physical and/or industrial systems through the application of simulation software
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work in, and with, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines and respond creatively and rapidly to new requirements
  • Evidence of well-developed written and verbal communication skills


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in large scale modelling of physical systems using DEM
  • Experience modelling large scale industrial comminution devices using DEM, in particular in consulting projects with industry
  • Expert in use of Linux and high-performance computing environments​


For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description


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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



At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 


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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter that outlines how your experience meets the selection criteria for this position.


Applications Close

Friday 14 December, 2018

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