Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Process Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 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.

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The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for managing production and characterisation of biocomposites and will  have access to state-of-the-art facilities within our polymer group at the School of Chemical Engineering. There are also opportunities to work with industry partners, namely Norske Skog and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Process Engineering or Chemical Engineering, or thesis submitted before the start date of the position.

You should have demonstrated expert knowledge and experience in materials processing, particularly extrusion and materials characterisation – particularly PHA based biomaterials.

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. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term for 2 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $78,552 - $87,535p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $91,905 - $102,416p.a.).

Position Description - Download File 505381 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biocomposites.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Steven Pratt at

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: 21st November, 2018 - 11.55 pm - AEST