Tritium Visiting Fellow in Electro­Mobility, E-Mobility

Brisbane, Australia
13 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation (The Dow Centre) within the School of Chemical Engineering

The Dow Centre’s mission is to stimulate engineering innovation towards the more sustainable production and utilisation of materials and energy, with a priority given to changes that can make a substantial contribution to global environmental and social sustainability challenges.

Research at the Centre is interdisciplinary, with a strong techno-economic focus on the viability of industry transitions, delivered through collaboration with other UQ faculties and leading research partners worldwide. The Centre’s current projects span the spectrum from systems analysis, to fundamental investigations into game-changing technologies for energy, fuels and materials.

The Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation works proudly alongside numerous schools and institutes at the University of Queensland, and collaborates with industry and other educational institutions in Australia and internationally to build multi-disciplinary, global partnerships for education and research.

The role

The Tritium Fellow will be responsible for leading research activities directed toward advancing the performance, economics and uptake of E-Mobility globally. This research will inform public policy, investment decisions, technology innovation, public health studies and community behaviour in support of the transition to sustainable, low-emission, electric-powered transportation.

The Tritium Fellow may also contribute to teaching and learning outcomes at the University through course coordination and lecturing, as well as supervision of PhD students. This unique role is open to candidates with a research background in Engineering, Economics, Behavioural Science, Public Health, or other related disciplines.

The successful candidate will define and lead applied research that seeks to enable and accelerate the expansion of electric vehicle use and/or other forms of electric mobility.

The research focus may be region-specific or globally relevant, and could address a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Design of improved electric vehicle charging systems;
  • The role of electric vehicle batteries in providing electricity storage for grid management;
  • Design of policies and incentives to accelerate electric vehicle uptake;
  • Urban planning and infrastructure design to accommodate high penetration of electric vehicles; 
  • Social and behavioural studies in relation to electric vehicle uptake;
  • Life cycle analysis of electric mobility benefits; and
  • Analysis of co-benefits of electric mobility such as GHG emissions, public health, etc.;

Research undertaken by the Tritium Fellow aligns with the research objectives of the Rapid Switch initiative, a global research collaboration co-led by the University of Queensland and Princeton University that aims to increase our understanding of bottlenecks that could slow the rate of decarbonisation. Its ultimate goal is to inform priorities for technology innovation, capital investment, social change initiatives, and policies aimed at accelerating climate change mitigation, while simultaneously enabling a more prosperous world.

As a member of The Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation the successful appointee will have the opportunity to work with numerous schools and institutes at the University of Queensland, and collaborate with industry and other educational institutions in Australia and internationally.

The Tritium Fellowship is affiliated with Tritium, an innovative Brisbane-based company that provides world-leading fast charging systems designed to support the global transition to e-mobility for clean, healthy and convenient cities. The Tritium Fellow will engage closely with the management and research teams at Tritium.

The person

For appointment to Level A, applicants should possess a PhD in Engineering, Economics, Business, Behavioural Science, Public Health or other relevant discipline.

You should have demonstrated research, industry or policy experience in areas of relevant to E-Mobility.

The ability to establish effective relationships and to build and promote the E-Mobility agenda at a University and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies will be essential.

Applicants should also have a strong track record of publication of research findings in peer reviewed journals and conferences and developing national recognition in the area of research.

In addition, applicants should have a high level of drive and enthusiasm, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across different disciplines and cultures, good communication and time management skills, well-developed professional networks, the ability to prepare successful applications for research funding, and the ability to meet objectives and deliver milestones within project deadlines.

Ideally, the applicants will also have previous work on novel process design or commercialisation of new technologies.

In addition to the above, for appointment to Level B, applicants should have demonstrated expert knowledge in Engineering, Economics, Business, Behavioural Science, Public Health or other relevant discipline relating to E-Mobility.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the discipline area at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies, and have well developed industry liaisons and professional contacts.

It is also required that applicants demonstrate evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications, as well as a contribution to effective supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students.

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 for 3 years at Academic level A/B. The remuneration package will be in the range $83,295 - $111,607.p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,456 - $130,580p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Chris Greig at

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Advertised: 13 Feb 2019
Applications close: 17 March 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time