Research Associate

Newcastle, Australia
$103,221 + 17% superannuation
29 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A Research Associate position is available in the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research within the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. The University of Newcastle is one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in Australia for industry collaboration. The role will contribute to the decarbonisation of the steel industry, through research into the behaviour of Australian iron ores in current and green ironmaking processes.

Where will you work?

The School of Engineering in one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University. The School consists of three Discipline groupings: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Surveying; Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering; Aerospace Systems, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. The School is home to the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research, funded by BHP which is currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Research Associate at Level B, within the Discipline of Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering on a full-time fixed-term basis for three years.

What would be your role?

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Develop and carry out high temperature ironmaking experiments at laboratory scale
  • Develop thermodynamic and analytical models to assist in the interpretation of experimental mechanisms
  • Publish research findings in the relevant international journals of repute
  • Conceptualise new research ideas and participate in the multi-institutional competitive research grant programs to support new research projects
  • Co-supervise both undergraduate and PhD research projects

This 3-year, fixed term position is full time and will be located at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources on the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal and Worimi land). 

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 What eligibility criteria you need to meet?

  • A PhD and bachelor/master degree in Metallurgy/Metallurgical Engineering (specialisation in pyrometallurgy will be advantageous)
  • Research experience in academia, industry, state/national labs (industry-focussed research experience will be advantageous)
  • A demonstrated track record of high-quality research publications relevant to ironmaking
  • Demonstrated high-level oral and written communication skills.
  • Past supervision/mentoring experience (will be advantageous)

How will we support you?

The remuneration for this position is from $103,221 + 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.

How to apply?

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

For additional information on the position contact Associate Professor Tom Honeyands on 02 4033 9216 or via email

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Closing date: Sunday, 29th August 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

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