Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mineral Processing

Brisbane, Australia
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent reputation, built over many decades at The University of Queensland. We deliver quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries.

Undergraduate teaching within the School focuses on the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental and metallurgical engineering and postgraduate programs are available in growing fields including water, sustainable energy and petroleum engineering. For more Information about the Centre, please visit:

The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and productive postdoctoral researcher to undertake an exciting new role working in a multidisciplanary research team. The research fellow will play a key role in the research activities of the Minerals Processing Program. The researcher will undertake projects addressing industry problems, and develop new knowledge to solve the problems.

The Fellow will work within a research team consisting of research high degree students, research assistants, industry senior experts and project leaders, and will be primarily responsible for delivering research projects which require working with industry to define the problems, undertaking laboratory based research and demonstrating the benefit of newly developed technologies.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Mineral Processing or a relevant field. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in minerals industry, good practical research skills, a strong methodological background and analytic skills, good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level A dependent on skills and experience. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Prof. Yongjun Peng on +61 7 336 57156 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Closing date -14th October 2018, 11.55 pm Eastern Standard Time.