Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Internal Applicants Only)

University of Queensland


September 20, 2021


Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:516321 Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91) Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term Location: St Lucia

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

The Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (ACWEB) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields, and an award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries.

About This Opportunity

The Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to conduct computational fluid dynamics research at UQ with funding from the InjectMe project funded by the Danish Energy Agency and in collaboration with Aarhus University (Denmark) and Landia ASS.

This involves simulation of hydrogen injection into anaerobic digesters using Open FOAM simulation software. General duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct simulations using non-Newtonian rheology model in multiphase systems, including gas-liquid-solids environments.
  • Develop software including in support for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Collaborate with process modellers and process engineers, including industry and international partners.
  • Present findings at internal ACWEB and industry seminars, conferences and industry workshops as required.
  • Develop technology translation plans in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.
  • This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    Alongside a PhD degree in chemical/environmental or mechanical engineering (or related), the successful candidate will additionally demonstrate:

  • Experience in computational fluid dynamics, including code development for open source software platforms.
  • Published track record in the area of computational fluid dynamics.
  • Experience in research translation to industry in the field of computational fluid dynamics.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary field, and synthesize data from multiple sources.
  • For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

    You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term position for up 12 months at Research Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level A will be in the range $85,300 - $94,637, plus super of up to 17% (the total FTE package will be in the range $99,801 - $110,726).

    You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

    For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

    Position Description

    516321Postdoctoral Research FellowPD.pdf


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Damien Batstone

    For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

    This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.


    Advertised: 14 Sep 2021 Applications close: 20 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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