Research Officer

Brisbane, Australia
28 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent international reputation, which has been built over four decades at the University.

With 35 academic staff, including 20 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. The School conducts undergraduate teaching in the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental and metallurgical engineering and teaches into postgraduate programs in growing fields including integrated water management and energy studies. The School’s project centered curriculum was recently chosen in a RAE & MIT study as one of six global exemplars in leading engineering education. UQ Chemical Engineering was ranked in the top 16 worldwide in the 2012 QS rankings for chemical engineering and was the top ranking school in Australia. It was also given the highest score for chemical engineering in Australia in the recent ERA study.

Information about the Faculty and the School may be accessed on the Faculty’s web site at

The role

The successful candidate will work in a dynamic research team to focus on lab management. The successful candidate is also expected to undertake research work of his/her own area related to nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage applications. Experience on managing research lab, conducting independent research, and student supervision is essential.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering or a related scientific field, along with skills in lab management. You should have skills in collecting, organisation and quantitative analysis of research results; demonstrated skills and capability of writing scientific papers in English; and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Knowledge of advanced mathematics and mathematical model building is also desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic Level A for one year with possible extension (up to 3-4 years). The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533.50 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504.19 - $102,416.10 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor George Zhao at

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