Grant Funded Researcher A - School of Chemical Engineering

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2023

Job no:511679
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Research Associate (Level A) $72,829 - $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term contract opportunity for a Research Fellow – School of Chemical Engineering for a period of 12 months

The School of Chemical Engineering is seeking to appoint a talented researcher, as part of our future fuels team, to play a leading role in the evaluation of commercial and industrial gas appliances, burners and furnaces operating with renewable future fuels.

This is an opportunity to be part of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre that brings together the 60+ member companies of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and Energy Networks Australia (ENA), State-based regulators and six universities in a search to expedite better ways to transition to a low carbon future through decarbonisation of national gas networks.

Based in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, you will be expected to develop and deliver an innovative experimental program, working collaboratively with industry and other researchers, aimed at securing Australia’s renewable energy future. This work will provide an opportunity to conduct pilot-scale and full-scale research at industrial sites.

In this role you will design and contribute to experimental research aimed at better understanding changes in the performance of commercial and industrial-scale combustion appliances, burners and furnaces as a consequence of the addition of hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels. Your work will contribute to fast-tracking and de-risking pilot and demonstration projects in Australia and globally to decarbonise the provision of gaseous fuel to commercial and industrial customers.

To be successful you will need:

  • A degree, or preferably a PhD, in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • An ability to undertake experimental research in combustion or a closely related research area
  • Well-developed communication skills and an ability to prepare high quality scientific publications and to present engagingly to different audiences
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and an ability to contribute to the diversity of the School community.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; 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 Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Friday April 21, 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof Peter Ashman

School of Chemical Engineering

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*** Please note that only applicants with full current work rights will be considered for this role***

***The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified***

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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