Grant-Funded Researcher B, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Adelaide, Australia
08 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We will accept applications only from suitably qualified women under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984

(Level B) $97,577 - $104,738 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term position until August 2021

Build your research career at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and contribute to a research program supporting Australia’s transition to a low carbon energy future

Funded through the newly established Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), this role will offer you an exceptional opportunity to work closely with key industry participants of the CRC and also to collaborate with other leading researchers within Australia.

Based in the Centre for Energy Technology at The University of Adelaide, you will work as part of a multi-institutional team to develop process models for low-carbon fuel production, using these to assess and compare the technical and economic feasibility of these processes. The work will underpin the system-wide modelling and economic modelling work being undertaken by the Future Fuels CRC, which is linked to the National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce. In this role you will also have the opportunity to work closely with academics and postgraduate students from wide-ranging disciplines all with expertise in clean energy technologies.

The Future Fuels CRC reflects the vision of Australia’s gas and pipelines sector, focusing on the pivotal role that new fuels and the existing gas infrastructure will have to play in a low carbon economy. With a 7-year research program, the CRC is supported by the Commonwealth Government under the CRC program with additional cash and in-kind funding from industry and university participants.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Experience in modelling and economic analysis of chemical processes.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in process simulation and in the development of mathematical models for physical systems.
  • Well-developed skills in technical writing for high quality scientific journals and verbal communication skills in academia.
  • Ability to work in a team, interact effectively with colleagues and external collaborators.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff and students in their academic lives. Including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements are available for the successful candidate.
  • Supporting staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work related travel. 
  • Faculty staff returning from parental leave of at least 12 weeks are also supported through our Staff Research Support Scheme.

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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 Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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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, 6 September 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Peter Ashman
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 5072

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The University of Adelaide is committed to proactively address cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. In order to grow and strengthen the talent pipeline, our Dornwell Framework established in 2015 pledged to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes.

The women-only requirement for this role is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.