Research Associate, Future Industries Institute, ARAS

Mawson Lakes, Australia
Dec 02, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based in the Future Industries Institute located at Mawson Lakes campus
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE), six (6) month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $87,280 - $93,569 pro rata per annum (plus super)

About the Job

An exciting opportunity exists within the Future Industries Institute for a Research Associate to undertake research into new microfluidic sensors and related platforms for robust physical and chemical analysis of mineral processing streams. You will conduct high-quality research in collaboration with industry and contribute to the preparation of refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, colloid and interface science, chemical engineering or applied science, and relevant research experience working with microfluidic chips. You will also have a record of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations commensurate with opportunity.

Your ability to collaborate effectively in a diverse research environment, along with your excellent communication and computer literacy skills will ensure your success in the role.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Applicants are required to upload a cover letter highlighting how your skills and experience relate to the position and resume only. Please address your cover letter for the role to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2119.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 15 December 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

How to apply:

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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