Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Industrial Ecology

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

Sustainable Minerals Institute

One of the UQ’s eight research institutes, the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) consists of some 240 staff and postgraduate students covering the areas of mining and geology, mineral processing, environment and rehabilitation, social responsibility, safety and risk, water and unconventional gas. SMI is industry-focused and consequently works with many leading global resources companies and many small-medium enterprises and suppliers. SMI interacts strongly with governments and community.

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. SMI strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's web site at

Complex Ore Bodies program

Information about the program may be accessed at

The role

To engage, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, in research and teaching that furthers the development of the Institute’s Complex Ore Bodies program, as well as performing research, administrative and other activities associated with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) and the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR).

The successful appointee will have an important role in the conduct of funded research projects being undertaken by a dynamic multidisciplinary team. The first aim of the fellowship will be to contribute to building the Complex Ore Bodies database. The database will layer social and environmental complexities into an analysis of ore bodies, as well as building on research from sociology, political science and industrial ecology.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of sustainable development, industrial ecology, or social science. You should have demonstrated knowledge in the social and environmental aspects of mining and sustainable development, as well as an ability to establish relationships and to represent and promote complex ore bodies research at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies. Evidence of a contribution to research, including working on successful external grant applications 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 for 2 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504100_3038727_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Deanna Kemp on +61 7 3346 4204 or email

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