Postdoctoral Research Associate at UTS, Australia

Fixed term (3 years)
Transport Research Centre (UTS-TRC);
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

The UTS Transport Research Centre (UTS TRC) is one of the global leaders in smart transportation systems – enhancing the design, performance and management of critical transportation infrastructure in modern complex environments. We are Australia’s leading transportation geotechnics research centre, with a worldwide reputation for fundamental and applied research. Currently, under Distinguished Professor Indraratna’s leadership, the UTS TRC now has Australia’s leading researchers in the field of rail infrastructure design, ground improvement, transportation data analytics, structural health monitoring of transportation corridors as well as service engineering. The Centre has an outstanding record of research achievements, currently employing close to a dozen academics and about 30 PhD students, supported by significant grants from the Australian Research Council.

The Centre is seeking a high-calibre candidate to work on a three-year geotechnical project funded by the Australian Research Council to investigate the causative factors of undrained instability of soft soil under transport embankments and to assess the effectiveness of vertical drains in stabilising subgrade soil subjected to train (cyclic) loading. The Research Associate will be collaborating closely with investigators to solve the problems of rail track instability using subsurface drainage. The incumbent will also be involved in the supervision of HDR students.

The appointment will be based on merit and the candidate’s experience and qualification. The prospective candidate must have a first degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline. A research degree such as PhD in Geotechnical engineering is essential. For further information about this role, please contact Distinguished Prof Buddhima Indraratna (61 2) 9514 8000, e-mail:

As women are under-represented in academic positions, suitably qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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Application close: 5 March 2023

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