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

Adelaide, Australia
19 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
05 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 A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term, full-time position available until 1 September 2020, with the potential to extend

An exciting postdoctoral research position working on environmental remediation applications of the Graphene Hub

Working closely with a key Adelaide-based industry partner and the research team at the ARC Research Hub for Graphene-Enabled Industry Transformation at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, this project is an opportunity to develop research concepts into prototype industrial products.

This project aims to develop functionalised graphene adsorbents that can be applied for soil and water decontamination, specifically targeting removal of heavy metals and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances. The position is for 1 year with possible extension depending on project development.

This project builds upon the successful development of effective graphene functionalisation procedures and the capability of the industry partner to develop technology that can be readily adapted for use in many industrial applications. The outcomes of this project are expected to be the development of an inexpensive and effective technology for removing and potentially recovering pollutants from soil and water.  The successful applicant is expected to optimise the physical of graphene to maximise water contact and permeability for selective removal of contaminants.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD (or thesis submitted) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry, Chemical, Materials or Environmental Engineering). 
  • Demonstrated excellence in Research in the field of materials and environmental engineering.
  • A publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • The ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).

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. Application close 11:55pm, 5 September 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Dusan Losic
Director, ARC Research Hub for Graphene-Enabled Industry Transformation, Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 4648

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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.