ARC Grant Funded Researcher A, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Adelaide, Australia
$91,402 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies
19 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $91,402 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full-time position available until August 2024

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 visit Applicants who can demonstrate their ability to work across the relevant disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and ability to contribute to the diversity of the School community

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.

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for the opportunity.

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, 18th February 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Peter Dowd
Training Centre Director
P: +61 (8) 8313 4543

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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