Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering

3 days left

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

The Opportunity

Conduct research in the area of electrochemical reduction of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) towards remediation technology development independently and as part of a team.

The role of Research Associate reports to Professor Denis O’Carroll and has no direct reports.

  • Salary: $95,449 - $102,091(AUD) + 17% superannuation + leave loading
  • 2-year fixed term contract
  • Full-time position
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the Water Research Centre

Selection Criteria

About the successful applicant:

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Environmental Science or Engineering or related discipline and relevant research experience obtained through the course of study;
  • Knowledge of aquatic and organic chemistry, electrochemistry and analytical chemistry;
  • Excellent laboratory skills and practices with experience in a range of organic and analytical chemistry techniques;
  • Track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity;
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills;
  • Good collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached position description below.

Download File Position Description - Research Associate (497225).pdf

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position include qualification verification.

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Penny Spencer


T: +61 2 9385 2459

Applications close: 11:50pm, Wednesday 28th August 2019


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.