Research Associate

Newcastle, Australia
Jul 24, 2020
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Aug 23, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Work with an institution well-respected and supported in the community
  • Embrace your passion and enthusiasm for research
  • Experience a 3-year contract at the beautiful beach and café lifestyle of Newcastle

Job Summary: Postdoc - Sonochemistry / Electrochemistry / Environment Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry or equivalent relevant fields. Newcastle NSW.

Location: Callaghan

Looking to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe.

Our engagement priorities include:

Better, healthier living | Connected communities | Next generation resources | Growing Industries

When we look ahead, we are motivated by the opportunities we see. We are driven by the challenges we need to solve. And we are stirred by the future we can imagine.

Be challenged and imagine with us

We will bring the world to our regions and take our regions to the world through relevant research solutions to local, national and global problems.We want to serve our regions by taking research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home.

Work with Senior Research Fellow Cheng Fangat the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation(GCER).GCER aims to safeguard people's social, economic and physical health and wellbeing by developing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable technologies and solutions that reduce the impact of pollutants on the environment.

You will take project responsibility, conduct lab research and explore field application towards PFAS remediation and detoxication. Take on the challenge of understanding the application of technology not yet successfully applied in the field to manage emerging contaminants.

How will you inspire us?

You will have completed your PhD in Sonochemistry / Electrochemistry / Environment Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry or equivalent relevant fields.A background working in these fieldswill support your positive and confident approach to taking ownership of projects and contributing to the international research community.

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit

Closing date 23/08/2020

Why commit to us?

The remuneration for this position is from $69,451 FTE +17% superannuation.

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

  • Click on 'Apply for this job’;
  • Read about the role, so you understand what is required and what to cover off in your application; including the essential criteria;
  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • Address the essential criteria, so you clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to beLooking Ahead with you.

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