Research Fellow, CO2 Capture into Microalgae

University of Melbourne
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Fellow, CO2 Capture into Microalgae

Job no: 0061255 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology School: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Salary: Level A: $80,258 - $ 108,906.00 p.a. ($101,460 for PhD entry level) plus 17% super

  • Work with industry to meet their research needs
  • Develop a novel process to sequester CO2 in microalgal cultures
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs and Myki discounts
  • About the Role This is a great role for a recent PhD graduate looking to work with industry to address their research needs. The focus will be on the development of a membrane-based process for optimised microalgal culture. This requires someone with biochemical processing skills, who can also analyse the economics of the technology.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct a feasibility study of on microalgae CO2 stripping from an embedded membrane containing a potassium carbonate solvent
  • Undertake a techno-economic analysis on the recovery of value-added proteins and lipids from an upscaled process.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated researcher, with hands on experience in biochemical engineering and the ability to develop economic models of biochemical processes.

    You will also have:

  • A bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, microbiology or biotechnology
  • A PhD in membrane technology or in algal processing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for reporting to our industry partners
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached Position Description.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – The Department of Chemical Engineering

    The Department of Chemical Engineering hosts leading Research Centres, including the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Research. With state- of-the-art laboratories spread across four locations, our accomplished academics, including Fellows of prestigious societies, drive interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong industry, government, and community partnerships inform both teaching and research, with a dedicated focus on Industry Engagement.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Responses against the Selection Criteria^(found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 15 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 12 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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