Postdoctoral Research Fellow A (with PhD), School of Chemical Engineeering and Biological Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
$91,402 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $91,402 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position available for two years.

Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis (CMEC) is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to conduct industry relevant research about functional materials for energy storage applications.

This position is for a materials engineer/scientist to work on the design and testing of materials for industry relevant energy storage applications. Work includes synthesizing nanomaterials with well-defined structures, conducting various characterizations of these nanomaterials, designing testing compartments, and testing for energy storage performance.

The successful applicant will be working in the Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, with a diverse range of scientists and engineers with expertise in materials science and engineering for energy-related applications. The research will be interdisciplinary and have a strong fundamental component with cutting-edge materials synthesis and advanced analytical methods. This position can offer you an exceptional opportunity to work closely with key research participants around the world.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated early career researcher, who is an independent problem-solver and friendly collaborator.

To be successful you will need

  • A recent PhD degree, or with a submitted PhD thesis, in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science or related field.
  • Expertise in the synthesis of functional materials and their application in battery energy storage.
  • Strong background in energy storage applications such as battery development, assemble, and testing.
  • A record of excellent quality research as evidenced by publications in leading journals and at conferences.
  • Track record in publishing patents.

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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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.

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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 11:55 pm, 11 September 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Shi-Zhang Qiao
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 6443

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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.