Grant-Funded Researcher A in School of Chemical Engineering

Adelaide, Australia
Oct 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 18, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus and an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

2 full-time positions available for 12 months. Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidates

Build your research career at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and contribute to a research program

Funded through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), this role will offer you an exceptional opportunity to work closely with key industry and research participants of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) and ARENA projects. This exciting opportunity will see you integrating concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology into existing thermo-chemical and high temperature mineral processing systems to reduce their carbon footprint. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other leading local and international researchers.

Based in the Centre for Energy Technology at The University of Adelaide, you will work as part of a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary team to develop process models for CST and to use them to assess the technical and economic feasibility of these processes relative to other options. Your work will underpin the system-wide modelling and economic modelling work being undertaken by the ASTRI and ARENA funded projects. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with a dynamic team of academics and postgraduate students from wide-ranging disciplines, all with expertise in clean energy technologies. We offer a flexible and supportive work environment and are willing to assist you to develop your skills and experience to further your career opportunities. In addition, the University also offers a great range of benefits such as onsite childcare and salary packaging options.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Experience in the modelling and economic analysis of thermo-chemical processes, concentrated solar thermal, or mineral processing.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in process simulation and in the development of mathematical models for physical systems.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate research concepts to technical audiences/wide range of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team, and interact effectively with colleagues and external collaborators.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity, We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.

Application close 11:55 pm, 18 November 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Woei Saw
Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 1182

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.