Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow
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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full 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 and the
Transforming Biosolids ITTC is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to coordinate
ITTC project research, training and communication at UQ.
This involves projects within Theme 1 Improving Technologies, and Theme 2
Enhanced Product Applications, specifically, 1A, 1B, 2B, and 2C
https: // www. transformingbiosolids.org.au/research/.
General duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop project financial and technical delivery plans as lead
organisation and in collaboration with lead organisations.
Implement models in a number of levels, including spreadsheets, and
generalised or specialised software such as Matlab and Aspen.
Develop analytical and experimental methods and execute research to
address project goals.
Present findings at internal ACWEB and industry seminars, conferences and
industry workshops as required.
Develop technology translation plans in collaboration with academic and
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 engineering (or related),
the successful candidate will additionally demonstrate:
Experience in large research programme coordination management and
A background in operating, assessing, or designing full-scale or
demonstration scale wastewater treatment systems.
Experience in research translation to industry in the field of wastewater
engineering or industrial biotechnology.
The ideal candidate will also have a strong desire to develop a successful
and highly productive research career, excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, a strong methodological background, the ability and
the capacity and desire to work within multidisciplinary research team
with strong industry partnerships.
In addition to the above, to be appointable at a Level B, you will
A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed
refereed international journals.
Ability to mentor junior researchers (postdoctoral and PhD).
A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree
students to successful completion.
For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached
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 full-time, fixed term position for up 2 years at Research Academic
Level A or B.
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).
The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range $99,542 -
$118,206, plus super of up to 17% (the total FTE package will be in the range
$116,465 - $138,301).
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.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Damien Batstone
For application queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job
number in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
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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.
Advertised: 14 Sep 2021
Applications close: 28 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time