Research Fellow

Swinburne University of Technology
July 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:3 years fixed-term
Working Time:Full time
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  • Research in Electrocatalysis Materials
  • Full time, 3 years fixed-term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level A or B salary + 17% superannuation
  • About the Role We are seeking a Research Fellow with an interest in the development of new catalysts for the manufacture of green chemicals to assist in conducting research for a Future Fellowship on “Advanced Synchrotron based Techniques for Green Chemical Manufacture” led by Associate Professor Rosalie Hocking.

    In this position, you will contribute to world leading research in understanding catalyst materials through the preparation of research articles and reports, grants, beamtime proposals and review of beamtime proposals. Strong knowledge in any of the following areas would complement the FT proposal and would be highly regarded:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Computer programming/DFT calculations
  • Thermal spray fabrication
  • This role involves supervision of PhD Students and is expected to contribute to a culture of safety and good workplace practice in the laboratories at Swinburne University.

    This appointment can be made at Level A or Level B depending on experience.

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

  • A strong track record of research - relative to the opportunity (research in both academic and industrial settings will be considered).
  • Ability to supervise research students.
  • Knowledge of workplace OH&S requirements and ability to mentor others in maintaining a safe work environment with good laboratory practice.
  • Experience in the preparation of competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, execute and publish high impact papers over a sustained period since the conclusion of the PhD (essential for Level B)
  • Experience preparing and reviewing beamtime proposals or proposals for other external bodies such as the NCIS is preferred.
  • Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering.
  • 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, Cover Letter and Responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

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

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    For further information about this role, please contact A/Prof Rosalie Hocking at [email protected]

    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 [email protected].

    Applications Close: Wednesday, 3 July 2024 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 [email protected]

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

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    Victoria's Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant #LI-SW

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