Research Associate/Research Fellow, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Subiaco, Australia
07 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
11 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering 

  • Be part of the team and work on the ARC Project: CO2-CH4 Exchange in Porous Media for Carbon-Neutral Energy Production
  • 2 year appointment with possibility of extension to a third year
  • Salary range: Level A $68,452 - $89,375p.a. or Level B $96,310 - $115,350 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

About the work area:

The School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. The broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs are complemented by a wide range of research activities. The School is a leader in developing graduates in the critical industries of energy and oil and gas. More information can be found at

The Role:

As the appointee you will, under direction of Professor Mike Johns, participate in and coordinate the experimental, analytical and other research work, and provide advice and assistance to other research personnel carrying out projects in the laboratories. You will work with the Chief Investigator on the ARC Project titled “CO2-CH4 Exchange in Porous Media for Carbon-Neutral Energy Production” in which magnetic resonance techniques will be used to study the recovery of CH4 from rocks and hydrate deposits whilst sequestering CO2. This role will incorporate significant overseas travel as the appointee will have the opportunity to spend two extended periods of time at the extremely well equipped KFUPM College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG).

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, physics, chemistry)
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in magnetic resonance, particularly as it is applied to characterise porous media. Experience with relaxometry and diffusion measurements is desirable.
  • Experience constructing complex experimental apparatus.   Application to high pressures and/or magnetic resonance equipment compatibility is desirable.  
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of high-quality reports, presentations and publications.
  • Strong track record of high quality research publications relative to opportunity.
  • An ability and willingness to direct and supervise students.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date: Friday, 11 May 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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