Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Area:Sustainable Minerals Institute
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other, St Lucia
Sustainable Minerals Institute
The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) undertakes world-leading research
across a range of mining and resources-related topics including mine planning,
geometallurgy, mineral processing, environmental and mine water management,
post-mining rehabilitation, social responsibility, and safety and risk
management. As a provider of industry-focussed research, the SMI works closely
with sponsors, collaborators and stakeholders from the public and private
sector including major mining houses, junior miners, METS companies,
regulators and community groups from around the world.
The SMI consists of seven major research Centres:
Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
International Centre of Excellence in Chile
More information about the SMI can be found at www. uq.edu.au/smi.
The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) has an
outstanding international reputation as an innovator in geometallurgy and
mineral processing research. It is the largest Australian research centre in
this field and collaborates with major mining and mineral processing research
groups worldwide. The JKMRC is also a world class provider of innovative
postgraduate education and is proud to have alumni in senior roles in resource
companies and government organisations around the world. More information
about the JKMRC can be found at www. jkmrc.uq.edu.au.
About This Opportunity
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought to develop their expertise and
emerging research profile in the fields of experimental and computational
fluid dynamics (CFD). Supported by senior academic research staff, the
successful candidate will perform experimental and computational studies of
material behaviour inside mineral processing equipment using techniques such
as image analysis, particle image velocimetry (PIV), positron emission
particle tracking (PEPT), and multiphase computational fluid dynamics
(CFD). Duties may include but are not limited to:
Performing small- and large-scale CFD simulations of mineral processing
equipment using commercial software such as Siemens STAR-CCM+ and Ansys
Validating CFD simulations by statistical comparison with experimental
Conducting research and publishing scholarly papers in the area of mineral
processing with a focus on computational approaches to granular flow and
Actively teaching and supervising honours and postgraduate research
students, and providing assistance and mentorship for junior researchers.
Working with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of joint
Contributing to service and engagement responsibilities with the
This position is located at the University Mine - Indooroopilly.
Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess, or be near completion of, a PhD in science
or engineering with a significant focus on experimental and computational
fluid dynamics (CFD), especially as applied to industrial processes. The
ideal candidate will have demonstrated expert knowledge in computational fluid
dynamics (CFD), with a proven track record of research in leading peer-
reviewed journals. They will also display excellent interpersonal and
communication skills, with the ability to liaise with a wide range of
stakeholders within a multi-disciplinary environment.
The following skills and experience will be highly regarded:
Familiarity with mineral processing technology, particularly equipment
such as mechanical froth flotation cells, the Jameson Cell™ and the
FLSmidth REFLUX® classifier and its variants.
Experience of multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD), especially
as applied to stirred tanks or fluidized beds.
Experience of non-invasive imaging techniques such as positron emission
particle tracking (PEPT) and particle image velocimetry (PIV).
Experience in supervision and mentoring of junior researchers including
undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The successful candidate will be onshore and have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of this appointment. Visa sponsorship is not
available for this appointment.
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 to two years at Academic level
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.75-
$94,637.91, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the
range $82,753.80 - $110,726.35.
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.
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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: 04 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time