Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School 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.

For more information about the School, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the research projects, liaising with industry partners and performing high quality research. The successful appointee will work on an industry-funded project related to the development of new polymer composite products for the Oil and Gas industry. The successful appointee will also work with group members on business development activities, supporting WHS activities and take on supervision and mentoring duties.

The successful appointee will have access to state of the art research facilities in the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing and a motivated team peers.

There are opportunities to work across a broad range of topics many of which have industry and research partners.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in / qualifications in relevant discipline/s and working rights for Australia. Demonstrated competency in thermoplastic polymer composite processing and materials testing with particular competence in composite compounding, injection moulding and extrusion is essential. Experience in industry focused research, knowledge of the coal seam gas industry and competence in product development and innovation are highly regarded.

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 appointment at Academic level A or B.

For appointments at Academic Level A, the remuneration package will be in the range $83,295 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,455 - $104,463 p.a.).

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

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Michael Heitzmann on +61 7 33653579 or

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