ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Adelaide, Australia
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
13 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Level A $68,912 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% may apply

Fixed term position for 3 years Full time, however part time hours will be considered

Opportunity to join an ARC Special Research Initiative project

The Soil Science group in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join an ARC Special Research Initiative project examining the remediation of soils contaminated by poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As a member of this project, you will work closely with industry to improve our understanding of the behaviour of PFAS and precursor compounds in contaminated soils and assist effective remediation of these compounds. Some interstate travel will be required.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, environmental chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Demonstrable commitment to high-quality research outcomes
  • Demonstrable expertise with research into remediation of contaminated soils or waters
  • Highly developed writing skills as evidenced by publication of research in scholarly journals with good organisational and time management skills
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 13 May 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Mike McLaughlin
Research Fellow, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
P: +61 (0) 434 765 574

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.