Research Fellow, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge

Canberra, Australia
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time (Part time considered), Fixed term, (3 years)

Position Overview

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) in the Research School of Social Science (RSSS) College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (F/T) or Fellows (P/T) for the Indigenous Engagement sub-Project of the Energy Change Institute’s Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Project (ZCEAP). The Indigenous Engagement sub-Project aims to understand whether and how Indigenous people can best benefit from renewable energy generation in northern Australia. The academic(s) will participate in the design and delivery of this project, in collaboration with Aboriginal people particularly in the Kimberley & Pilbara regions. This position is expected to carry out independent and/or team research as part of a cross-disciplinary team of researchers involved in world-leading, high-impact research, underpinning Australia’s transition to becoming a renewable energy powerhouse. The Grand Challenge Research Fellow will help drive a fair, rapid, and sustainable energy transition in the Asia-Pacific.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, or equivalent research and/or industry experience, with substantial Indigenous policy and renewable energy research experience; the ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the field of policy-relevant Indigenous studies with a social and economic focus; knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures; and the ability to communicate effectively and build strong collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities and organisations, researchers and governments, and promote Indigenous engagement in research (experience in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions strongly preferred).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding the Grand Challenge please see the Information Booklet

For further information please contact Associate Professor Janet Hunt, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research T: +61 2 6125 8209 E: or Dr Emma Aisbett, Research Leader, E:

Closing date: 31 October 2019

Position description: Research Fellow Zero Carbon.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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