ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% will apply.

Fixed-term, full time position available for 4 years

This Post-doctoral Research position is within the ARC funded Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources. The purpose of this Training Centre is to deliver the vital enabling tools – advanced sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence for automated, integrated and optimised mining.

The Training Centre comprises three university partners (University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Curtin University), two mining companies (BHP and OZ Minerals) and 20 mining equipment, technology and services companies and organisations.

The successful applicant will work with two other Post-Doctoral Researchers in an inter-disciplinary environment alongside academic researchers, 16 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholars and industry partners. The Post-Doctoral Researchers will work with, and participate in, the supervision of the 16 HDR scholars and will work closely with the Chief Investigators on selected research themes. For details of the research themes please contact

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in a discipline relevant to the Training Centre. Relevant disciplines include mining engineering, mineral processing, metallurgy, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied geology, physics, computer science, geostatistics, mathematics, and related areas.
  • An ability to apply, adapt and develop methods relevant to the Post-Doctoral Research position or the demonstrated ability to acquire this expertise in the short-term and to work as a member of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Good programming skills.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

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. And 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. And 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.

We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the link below for a copy of the position description and to apply:

Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 21 August 2020.

For further information

Further general information is available from the Training Centre Business Manager:

Dr Ruth Shaw
P: +61 (0)8 8313 1189

Queries regarding specific projects should be directed to the Training Centre Director:

Professor Peter Dowd
P: +61 (0)8 8313 4543

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.