Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - The University of Sydney - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 01 February 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Opportunity to engage in waste transformation research and contribute to the development of pilot plant facilities
  • Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Full-time Level B, 2 Years fixed-term with a base salary of $108K - $128K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake research and provide technical knowledge and expertise to the Chief Investigators to and multidisciplinary research team to support the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) funded project on transforming plastic back into fuels, chemicals, and feedstock materials.

This includes actively contributing on a day-to-day basis to the group’s research operations and activities, including designing research protocols, undertaking core aspects of research work and contributing to analysis and key findings. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will collate and record research data, draw insights and analyses, and report information from the research undertaken. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will assist and participate in other research projects where value can be added. This will involve coordinating the preparation of high-quality journal and other papers, including responsibility for any lab work carried out by students, and providing teaching support (in terms of demonstrations in tutorials/practicals) and preparing equipment for experiments that are carried out.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • experience working with industry directly or through sponsored research
  • skills in working on multiple sponsored projects with multiple stakeholders and the ability to work collaboratively in a group environment
  • a working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the laboratory
  • experience in preparing grant applications
  • demonstrated success in contributing to high-impact research and the capacity to conduct high quality research in terms of publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed leading journals
  • experience in modelling of physical and chemical phenomena, and proficiency in the use of modelling and engineering software, including Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS, Matlab
  • experience in laboratory, chemical and materials analysis techniques, possibly some gas analysis experience
  • the ability to work autonomously with broad direction
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

About us

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offered Australia's first university-level chemical engineering program. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

To learn more about the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering click here

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 053/0121F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 2 March 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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