Senior Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Brisbane, Australia
$115,131.95 - $122,180.71
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sustainable Minerals Institute - The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

One of the UQ’s eight research institutes, the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) consists of some 240 staff and postgraduate students covering the areas of mining and geology, mineral processing, environment and rehabilitation, social responsibility, safety and risk, water and unconventional gas. SMI is industry-focused and consequently works with many leading global resources companies and many small-medium enterprises and suppliers. SMI interacts strongly with governments and community.

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. SMI strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's web site at

The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation, located at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, approximately 7 km from the main University of Queensland campus. The mission of the JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors. The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy.

Further information on the JKMRC may be accessed via

The role

The successful candidate will be a have a PhD relevant to mineral processing and extensive applied research experience in data processing and data analytics with comprehensive knowledge about the whole process chain from exploration to metal production. The role will require a demonstrated ability for data analytics and data curation through the use of various tools, including coding languages, analytics tools and database development. Their research will involve the development of expertise in machine learning, dynamic modelling and software development.

The person

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD, have demonstrated experience in data analytics and analysis. The candidate ideally should have experience and exposure to the mining industry and its practices. A demonstrated record of research and publications is also essential for the role. The candidate should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in health behaviour, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

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

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Academic level C.  

The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $132,063 - $152,276 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor - Group Leader Mohsen Yahyaei on +61 7 3346 5989 or

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