Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Chemistry

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

School of Chemistry 

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate on Atmospheric Water Capture
  • Join the renowned School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
  • Full-time, fixed-term 18 month contract. Base salary: $74,962-$101,018p.a. Level A, plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The School of Chemistry that offers a vibrant and world-class research environment is one of the main centres for chemical research and education in the country and has access to a comprehensive range of modern research and teaching facilities. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate you will produce collaborated and sole research, preparation of research findings and present seminars to postgraduate students. You will conduct research activities under limited supervision and be expected to design new experimental apparata for humid air condensation.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • a PhD in industrial engineering, in the stream of thermo-mechanical energy engineering
  • demonstrated research ability in materials chemistry
  • demonstrated experience in the study of dropwise condensation
  • demonstrated advanced ability to take up new techniques and skills in surface modification and characterisation
  • demonstrated ability in handling precise measurements of heat flux and heat transfer in two phase thermal exchange phenomena
  • problem solving and demonstrated creativity in research activities
  • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins

Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano).

The school of Chemistry is one of the largest Chemistry Schools in Australia. The Intermediate Chemistry program averages 700 enrolments a year, while the Senior program averages over 450 enrolments. The school of Chemistry has 36 academic staff heading research groups and over 60 research fellows/post-doctoral staff.

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 our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

How to apply

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 and search by the reference number 1510-0719F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 29 August (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.