Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Brisbane, Australia
28 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 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

The role

To engage, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, in research and teaching that furthers the development of the Institute’s mining waste and mine water initiatives, as well as performing research, administrative and other activities associated with 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 a new program of work on mineral carbonation-related appropriate technology. The project will include engagement in a combination of field and laboratory activities at Australian and international sites. The appointee will draft project reports and working papers and author or co-author academic publications as well as take on some responsibility for project management.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD (or have submitted PhD thesis prior to taking up the position) in the fields of environmental geochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science / engineering, or a similar field.

You should have demonstrated creativity, productivity and high level of initiative in scientific research and publications, as well as an ability to develop expertise and an emerging profile in research with an increasing degree of autonomy. Evidence of a contribution to research, including working on successful external grant applications wil be higly 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 12 months at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504178_3039153_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Mansour Edraki on +61 7 3346 4060 or email

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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