Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Aug 2020

Job no:504434
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $70,346 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position available immediately for one year; the latest start date is 1 December 2020

Build your research career at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials in a world-class research centre led by ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor Shizhang Qiao

This research position is for a materials engineer or a scientist to work on renewable energy storage. Work includes synthesizing nanomaterials with well-defined structures, conducting various in-situ and synchrotron-based characterizations, designing and fabricating Zn-based aqueous battery or solid-state batteries, and testing for battery performances.

The successful applicant will be working in CMEC, with a diverse range of scientists and engineers with expertise in materials science and engineering for energy-related applications. The research will be interdisciplinary and have a strong fundamental component with cutting edge materials synthesis and advanced analytical methods.

To be successful you will need:

  • A recent PhD in the field of Material Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry; or about to be awarded PhD.
  •  A strong record of research relative to opportunity is expected in the field of Materials Science or Materials Engineering as evidenced by a nationally recognised publication record.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Synthesis of nanostructured materials with well-defined structure.
  • Experience in various characterization techniques, including but not limited to high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron-based spectroscopy.
  • Knowledge and expertise in electrochemistry experiments related to different energy storage systems, such as solid-state battery, Na/K-ion batteries, Zn-based or other aqueous batteries and Flexible/wearable energy storage in a device scale.

Only applicants who hold current working rights in Australia will be considered at this time.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.  To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 8 August 2020

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Dongliang Chao
DECRA Fellow, Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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