Research Fellow in Theoretical Nanomechanics: Parkville Campus, Melbourne, Australia
By TheScienceJobs • Jul 2nd, 2010 • Category: Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Physics
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Salary: AUD$52,742 – AUD$71,571 p.a. (* PhD entry level AUD$66,676 p.a.) plus 9% superannuation
Full time (fixed term) position available for 2 years
The Australian Research Council has funded a research program into nanoscale mechanics through its Discovery Grant scheme. The aim of the program will be to understand the relationships between interfacial forces, nanoscale motion and fluid and solid mechanics.
This research will investigate the way in which mechanical behaviour is modified in ultra-high frequency nanoscale devices: key issues are boundary slip, surface friction, effects of rarefaction, discrete (non-continuum) molecular effects, surface stress and electrokinetic effects. The theoretical program will focus on simulation techniques to investigate these phenomena, such as molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, DSMC, lattice Boltzmann and other computational fluid dynamics methods. Commensurate solid mechanics simulations techniques will also be used.
To be successful in obtaining this position it would be expected that you have a PhD in mathematics, physics, engineering or related discipline. A publication record is expected in numerical simulation.
*Enquiries only: *John Sader, tel +61 3 8344 4042, email j.sader [at] ms.unimelb.edu [.] au
Close date: 18 August 2010
For position information and to apply online go to www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on ‘Job Search’ and search under the job title or job number 0024068
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