Postdoctoral Research Fellow

St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
18 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) forms part of the Environment Centres within The Sustainable Minerals Institute and conducts research towards achieving sustainable water management in the mining industry. We aim to develop key technologies for the measurement, monitoring and modelling of water in the context of mine operations, their surrounding environments and regional communities.

This position will primarily work within the Regional Water and Land Resources Program within the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI).  The Program conducts research and training on water and land management from site to regional scales, covering four areas of research; Mine site hydrology and landscapes, Regional water and land resources, Water accounting and reporting and Regional planning tools. 

Research methods include: laboratory work, field monitoring, applying remote sensed data sets, developing and testing new statistical and simulation models and GIS tools, applying and improving existing models, and desktop reviews. We emphasise the importance of national and international collaboration and engagement, currently focussing on Chile, Colombia, Philippines and Canada, as well as Australia.

The role

This Research Fellow position will focus on subsurface hydrology research in natural, agricultural and mine landscapes. The role will include developing and applying numerical models, analysis of large data sets and managing field work. The role will include assisting with developing new project proposals and project management, as well as delivering existing projects, and academic supervision of undergraduate, MPhil and PhD research projects. The position may also be required to work on suitable tasks outwith the Program within the Sustainable Minerals Institute.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Hydrology.  You should also have demonstrated experience in the use of hydrological numerical models and experience in hydrological field work.  The ability to communicate in speech and writing in formal scientific/technical and informal forums is required.   The successful applicant will also have the ability to work collaboratively and productively and communicate effectively with research and industry partners.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: 

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research level A for up to 12 months. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,407 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Neil McIntyre on +61 7 334 64038 or email .

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