Research Fellow in Environmental

Brisbane, Australia
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Advanced Water Management Centre

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields, and an award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries.

The role

The AWMC is undertaking research projects focusing on the pilot scale investigation and demonstration of next generation wastewater treatment technologies. These projects aim to develop novel wastewater treatment technologies and integrated wastewater treatment trains that can increase the bioenergy and nutrients recovery from domestic and/or industrial wastewater and reduce the capital and operating costs. The key role of the postdoctoral research fellow would be to undertake research on a range of novel wastewater technologies at the pilot scale.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in environmental or chemical engineering related to water/wastewater treatment or a closely-related field and demonstrated expert knowledge in the development and demonstration of cutting-edge wastewater treatment processes and technologies at both laboratory- and pilot scale including problem-solving and trouble-shooting. You should also have a strong desire to support industry and develop a successful and highly-productive research career in waste management, water treatment and sustainable technologies. You should have practical engineering skills, a focus on safety, attention to detail, excellent 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.

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


The appointment will be made on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 1 year at Research Academic Level B, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

The remuneration package of a Research Academic Level B appointment will be in the range of $93,985 - $111,607p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $109,962 - $130,580 p.a).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Shihu Hu at email 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: 1st January 2019, (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time