Postdoctoral Research Associate in Managing Reliability of Water Assets

Sydney, Australia
$100,717 - $107,516 p.a + 17% superannuation
30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 12 months fixed term contract with the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Exciting opportunity to participate in developing a Decision Support Tool (DST) for the management of water assets
  • Base Salary, Level A $100,717 - $107,516 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Managing Reliability of Water Assets to participate in developing a Decision Support Tool (DST) for the management of water assets.

The successful candidate will work on a CRC Smartcrete project, co-funded by a number of large water utilities from Australia that aims to deliver a platform that will offer a systematic process of operating, upgrading, and rehabilitating physical water assets.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • liaising with collaborating universities, industry partners, professional bodies and Smarcrete CRC staff
  • demonstrating effectiveness in supervision of research staff and students and management of the research program
  • collation and analysis of data and literary searches
  • managing the development and submission of research publications, industry and CRC reports and workshop and conference presentations
  • ensuring that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met for the work area
  • working with academics, research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students in the development of research project.

School Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has strong commitments to maintaining active research programs and research training in fundamental and industrially relevant fields including process intensification, corrosion engineering, waste management, resource recovery and bioengineering.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PHD (or near completion) in Chemical engineering, Civil Engineering or related fields
  • knowledge and expertise in testing and modelling of cement, concrete and metal corrosion in civil structural system using computational methods and relevant tools
  • excellent technical writing and presentation skills with proven record in writing reports and scientific publications
  • sound technical knowledge and experience in the use of various analytical equipment including TGA, FTIR, SEM-EDS, XRD and material testing
  • extensive experience in developing, implementing and scheduling research plans, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, design and construction of experimental apparatuses and performing HAZOP
  • demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Tuesday 20 June 2023 11:59 PM