Senior Research Fellow in Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

Brisbane, Australia
12 Aug 2017
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21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The mission of the JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors. The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy. It specialises in ore characterisation, mineral processing unit operations such as comminution and flotation, applied mineralogy, and the interface between mining and processing. Its emphasis on systems analysis by mathematical modelling and process simulations has led to major new methodologies in the design and optimisation of mineral processing operations. It works closely with the international minerals industry and with other research providers in Australia and overseas. It has graduated in excess of 200 Masters and PhD students, and won many awards for its research. It has a proven record of technology transfer through JKTech, which has significant experience in the commercial delivery of JKMRC research outcomes, particularly in simulation software and ore characterisation methodologies.

The role

This role will act as a senior researcher within the JKMRC Separation Program, developing strategy, co-ordinating, managing and developing high quality research for the JKMRC, primarily in the area of flotation with a focus on practical applications. 

The person

The applicant should possess a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline and have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of Flotation.  The successful candidate will have the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,062 to $152,275 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD Snr Research Fellow Flotation.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Kym Runge on 0418 950 043  or

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