Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geology

Brisbane, Australia
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sustainable Minerals Institute Julius Kruttchnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation with a mission to deliver world-class, customer-focused 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. 

Further information on the JKMRC may be accessed via

The role

The successful appointee will undertake high quality research and project management in the SMI-JKMRC. In particular, develop expertise around model development, model testing and experimental data curation as an integral part of the simulation model delivery team in the AMIRA P9Q project. AMIRA P9Q is the latest in a long line of P9 projects focused on translating the previous P9 research projects to industry process improvement tools. Additionally, this role will work on advancing data structure in simulation platforms to handle a wider range of physical properties than currently available.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline and have extensive applied research experience in comminution process modelling and optimisation with a comprehensive knowledge about the whole process chain from exploration to metal production.

You should also have demonstrated ability to use simulation software packages (such as JKSimMet, JKSimFloat or simila. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in mineral processing, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Experience in, or working with Industry and experience in models throughout the mining value-chain will be highly regarded. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,503 - $102,415 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Mohsen Yahyaei on +61 7 334 65989 or

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