Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning. The Foundation CMG Chair in Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling has recently been established in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This Chair will create a research program relevant to the development of onshore gas projects within the School and in close collaboration with UQ’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas.

The role

The primary role of the selected candidate will be to engage as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences associated with the Foundation CMG Chair’s research program. The research work will include significant consultation with experts in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Chemical Engineering and the UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas, and will be conducted often in partnership with technical experts in the Gas Industry and Government. Applicants will have the opportunity to establish a research program in Reservoir Simulation sensu-latu, and develop and design appropriate research methodologies to improve subsurface flow simulations.

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD in the area of Petroleum Engineering, or a related field. You should also have an in depth knowledge of reservoir simulation processes and software. Applications must demonstrate experience in reservoir dynamic simulation and experience in modelling multi-phase flow. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work both collaboratively in a team and independently to a high level or pforessionalism, and a proven ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders.

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 three year appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.80 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95, 408.58 - $102416.1 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File CMG Chair Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Suzanne Hurter on +61 7 3365 4459 or   

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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