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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modelling of Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing

Date: 31-May-2021

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity


  • Are you ready for the next step in your career?
  • Develop advanced simulations of the wire-arc additive manufacturing process
  • Join CSIRO and support Australia's premier scientific organisation!


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 the successful candidate will join a large team with expertise in computational modelling of metal and plasma processes, with a focus on metal additive manufacturing. You will draw on existing tools for modelling of plasma and liquid flows and metal properties, to develop advanced simulations of the wire-arc additive manufacturing process. The goal is to develop a model that reliably predicts all stages of part production, including flow in the arc plasma and the melt pool, and the evolving temperature distributions in the part.

Your duties will include:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Assess different approaches to computational modelling of wire-arc additive manufacturing, including computational fluid dynamics, smoothed-particle hydrodynamic and finite-element modelling.
  • Using the selected approach(es), develop a multi-scale and multi-physics computational model of wire-arc additive manufacturing that predicts properties of the arc, melt pool and solid metal.
  • Work with software engineers to develop user-friendly software that is suitable for industrial use.
  • Publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


Location: Lindfield (Sydney), NSW

Salary: AU$88k - AU$96k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 74446

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in computational modelling of fluid flow.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-physics and multi-scale computational modelling.
  • 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.
  • A sound history of publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.


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.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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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

1 July 2021, 11:00pm AEST