Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mineral Processing

Brisbane, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2018
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 reputation, built over many decades at The University of Queensland.

We deliver quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. Undergraduate teaching within the School focuses on the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental and metallurgical engineering and postgraduate programs are available in growing fields including water, sustainable energy and petroleum engineering.

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The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and productive postdoctoral researcher to undertake an exciting new role working in a multidisciplanary research team. The research fellow will play a key role in the research activities of the Minerals Processing Program. The researcher will undertake projects addressing industry problems, and develop new knowledge to solve the problems. The Fellow will work within a research team consisting of research high degree students, research assistants, industry senior experts and project leaders, and will be primarily responsible for delivering research projects which require working with industry to define the problems, undertaking laboratory based research and demonstrating the benefit of newly developed technologies.

The person

Applicants should be within five (5) years of completing a PhD degree in Mineral Processing or a relevant field. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in the minerals industry, good practical research skills, a strong methodological background and analytic skills, good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

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.  

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

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


This is a Full-Time, Fixed-Term one (1) year appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range of $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416.10 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Yongjun Peng on +61 7 336 57156 or

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