FH Loxton Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sydney, Australia
28 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Fixed term: Full-time, fixed term for two years (further offer up to 24 months, subject to performance).
  • Remuneration: $94,629 plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

This position was established under the will of F.H. Loxton, who bequeathed a portion of his income for the purpose of establishing and maintaining scholarships and fellowships for the University of Sydney, in particular, the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The opportunity is available for an outstanding male postdoctoral scholar from around the world to undertake research activities at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate who can contribute to one of the following five research themes in our school:

  • Biomolecular and cellular engineering
  • Carbon neutral futures
  • Chemical and process innovation
  • Food industry transformation
  • Water, resources and the environment

About you

Suitably qualified applicants should have demonstrated experience in one of the above five areas and have published in high impact scientific journals. Additional experience in teaching chemical engineering courses will be ideal for this position.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to develop research excellence.
  • Collaborate with academic mentors (existing academic staff) to develop competitive research programmes in one of the above three areas in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
  • Adopt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.
  • Train postgraduate and undergraduate students on scientific techniques and experimental protocols.
  • Undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in high-impact journals.
  • Develop new research ideas and present detailed research proposals for competitive research grant applications.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the research program are conducted according to WHS regulations.
  • Co-teach one chemical engineering course per year with existing academic staff in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • A PhD in chemical engineering (or other closely related fields) from a reputable institution
  • A good track record of publications in top journals in one of five research areas with an emerging record of good citations
  • Experience in teaching chemical engineering courses
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high level of competency in both written and spoken English.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit Sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1203/0619F to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2019 (11.30pm Sydney Time)

We are deeply committed to equality and diversity, and offer a range of scholarships and funding schemes to address underrepresentation in certain disciplines or professions.

When someone leaves us money in their will with conditions attached it is a very difficult process to change the terms after it has been accepted.

In this particular case, the terms around funding for this position were set over 60 years ago and specify recipients must be male. We are legally required to award the position only on that basis, and must advertise transparently in order to do so.

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