Research Associate in Chemical Engineering

Sydney, Australia
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Chemical Engineering has been delivering excellent teaching and research for over sixty-five years. The research clusters in the school broadly span the areas of Energy, Food and Health, Environmental Technology, Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering, and Product and Process Design. It offers degrees in Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry.

The school is ranked in the top 37 (QS World Ranking) in Chemical Engineering. For further information about the School, please visit

About the role

  • Level A - $93,578 – A$100,090 per annum (plus 17% superannuation plus leave loading)
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • Full-time position (35 hours per week)

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Conduct research in the area of flame retardant independently and as part of a team
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers, patents, internal reports and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones as defined in the research agreement signed between FSI and UNSW
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and activity seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required
  • Proactively collaborate and assist other team members working on the FSI projects
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding the work completed on FSI products and projects
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others

Selection Criteria

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Chemical Engineering or polymer chemistry, materials science or chemistry if possible with some experience in fire retardant
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students
  • Proven ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to adapt to changing project priorities and maintain an effective contribution to the delivery of project milestones within limited budgets

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application. 

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

For further information about the position, please contact: Cyrille Boyer -

 Applications close: 11th November 2018 at 11 pm