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Postdoctoral Researcher in Electrochemistry & Chemical Engineering Research

Darlington, Australia
$105,350 - $112,462 p.a.
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • 2 x Full time 3 years fixed term position. Located at the Faculty of Engineering on the Darlington Campus
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in green hydrogen production supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Research (ARENA) Accelerating Commercialisation (TRAC) Program
  • Base salary, Level A, $105,350 - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney are seeking to appoint 2 x Postdoctoral Researcher in Electrochemistry and Chemical Engineering Research to work within research groups led by Prof. Antonio Tricoli and Dr. Fengwang Li in the Faculty of Engineering.

The team has advanced research on electrocatalyst design, electrochemistry, electrolyser engineering, and green hydrogen production. You will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively with a motivated team of early career researchers and PhDs on water electrolysis. Within the team, you will be given the opportunity to expand your research skills and experience and to grow in your career as a mentee and a mentor, and to expand your research network when liaising with collaborative research partners.

To learn more about the team leads at Faculty of Engineering, click here for Prof. Antonio Tricoli and here for Dr. Fengwang Li.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute and co-lead the research program and milestones of the ARENA TRAC Program Project
  • explore new research for furthering scientific understandings, breakthroughs and impact, assist in developing new research proposals and build and expand new research collaboration opportunities
  • assist in intellectual property protection and in liaising with industry partners for technology transfer
  • prepare presentations for disseminating research and manuscripts for publication in high impact scientific journals
  • assist in the supervision of undergraduate, masters and PhD students within Professor Tricoli's and Dr Li's groups
  • work with other team members on establishing and maintaining best practice protocols for safe and efficient operation of the groups' laboratories.

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 for Postdoctoral Researchers in Electrochemistry and Chemical Engineering Research who have:

  • a PhD in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science or related science or engineering subjects
  • experience with electrochemistry and chemical engineering
  • a strong track record of publications, research translation and other impact metrics
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to work dynamically and collaboratively with research group members, research partners, industry partners, suppliers and manufacturers and the ability to meet milestones and deadlines
  • good analytical skills and attention to detail and ability to utilise data analytics and modelling software accordingly.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 reasons for 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.

How to apply

Applications consisting of a Cover letter (no more than 3 pages including responses to the Skills and Experience above), CV and any additional supporting documentation, can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Kevin Lim, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Wednesday 05 June 2024 11:59 PM


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