Research Fellow - Social Impacts of Hydrogen

Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

October 7, 2022

Description

  • Conduct research focused on the range of human and social factors that are involved in the creation and use of consumer and industry-related hydrogen technologies
  • Full time, fixed-term position until Nov 2023 at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level B salary + 17% super with flexible working options
  • About the Role Led by Swinburne University of Technology, working in partnership with CSIRO and Germany's ARENA 2036, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) project will bring together researchers, industry partners and business. Testing, trialling and demonstrating new and emerging hydrogen technologies, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will support sustainable manufacturing practices and the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources, striving to create a sustainable future for all.

    A specific focus of this Post-Doctoral Fellowship is on the range of human and social factors (e.g., community attitudes and engagement, trust and social licence to operate, etc.) that are involved in the creation and use of consumer and industry-related hydrogen technologies and the establishment of new industries and energy ecosystems.

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methodologies, including problem scoping, academic literature reviews, and qualitative interviewing
  • Strong research project management skills, including the ability to show initiative, work independently and complete research deliverables within tight deadlines
  • Experience with publication in peer-reviewed journals and writing grant applications
  • High level of oral and written communication skills in dealing with contacts in the outside business and industry environment
  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or mixed method research methodologies including problem scoping, academic literature reviews, quantitative data analysis is highly desirable.
  • Qualifications

  • A PhD in Humanities or Social Sciences-relevant disciplines
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au.

    Applications Close: Friday, 7 October 2022 at 5pm.

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden , Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further...