Research Fellow

Monash University
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$78,120 - $106,022
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Research Fellow

Job No.: 664078

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

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    The Opportunity

    The School of Chemical and Biological Engineering invites applications for the position of Level A Research Fellow, offering a unique opportunity to be part of our interdisciplinary team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (ARC COE-CSI).

    As the successful candidate you will work with an interdisciplinary Monash team of the ARC COE-CSI to explore new biocatalysis systems with industrial applications in the green energy and green chemistry sectors. This Centre is focused on replacing traditional catalysts with nano-carbon alternatives, and at Monash, we will be adding value to these systems by designing, integrating and evaluating enzymes into nanocarbon electrodes to produce energy and/or green chemicals. Over the 7-year life of the Centre, we will work both on fundamental aspects of these biocatalyst systems, and also work towards applications in the green energy/chemistry area.

    The candidate will be a key member of the Monash team (interdisciplinary expertise in chemical engineering, electrochemistry, protein design/engineering), undertaking their own research program, but will also collaborate with experts across the Centre, co-supervise PhD students, and have opportunities to take part in and lead outreach and professional development activities that the Centre provides. The position requires a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline or a closely related field, along with demonstrated experience in producing, characterising, engineering and testing enzymes, including bioelectrochemical analysis. Furthermore, the candidate will be collaborating closely with experts in electrochemistry, protein science/engineering, AI-guided protein or nanomaterial design, nanocarbons and industrial biocatalysis; we encourage candidates who have interests in developing their expertise in one or more of these areas to apply, although demonstrated experience is not required.

    The School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Monash University are committed to creating an inclusive culture in which diversity is embraced. It offers flexible working arrangements, generous parental leave provisions and support for parents and carers, Employee Assistance, and health care services on campus. You can view the range of attractive employee benefits here. There are a range of career development, leadership opportunities and mentoring opportunities. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset.

    Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits including a competitive salary (including 17% superannuation), possible visa, travel and relocation support for international or interstate candidates and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Associate Professor Simon Robert Corrie, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering +61 3 9905 9621

    Position Description

    Research Fellow

    Closing Date

    Thursday 30 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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