Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A), School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials

Adelaide, Australia
(Level A) $89,610 - $96,007 per annum
15 May 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $89,610 - $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed-term position available immediately for one years at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, with the possibility of extending to two years based on performance.

The ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) will conduct experimental research funded by the Australian Research Council on electrode and electrolyte materials for aqueous batteries.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to develop next-generation battery energy systems to address key challenges nationally and internationally, in addition to providing significant performance, lifetime, and safety improvements of batteries. This project also aims to better understand the inner mechanism of applied electrodes, the criteria of electrolyte selection, and their associated interfacial reactions to build up a generalized knowledge for the further deployment in commercialized batteries. It will transform early career researchers into highly skilled professionals in the fields of materials engineering and electrochemistry for energy storage and battery technology. The candidate will be encouraged to use their initiative and develop their own research programme to meet the challenges of the future. He/she is expected to take a leadership role within the team, conducting independent research, supervising research students, and engaging with collaborators.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, material science. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The University offers a great range of benefits such as salary packaging, research support schemes and a range of flexible work arrangements. Apply now to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in electrochemistry, nanotechnology, chemistry sciences, and material engineering or related applied science.
  • Relevant research experience in the development or application of electrode materials or electrolyte systems, as evidenced by highly impacted research publications in leading journals and conferences or equivalent industrial experience.
  • Considerable knowledge to develop novel materials or electrolytes with desired physical and electrochemical properties.
  • Experimental expertise in electrochemical characterization, coin and other cells making and testing.
  • Proficiency in using advanced analysing techniques, such as XRD, SEM, TEM, NMR, FTIR, Raman, XPS.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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 Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 16 June 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Jianfeng Mao
Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Zaiping Guo
Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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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.

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