Research Associate (ARAS)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Salisbury, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 2 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)

8 Sep 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Environmental science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

2 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Based in UniSA STEM in the Future Industries Institute at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract until 31 July 2025
  • Salary: $95,028 - $101,754 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About You 

You are a skilled Researcher in the Mineral Resource Engineering industry with strong verbal and written communication skills. You lead and work well with others, displaying conviction, resilience, collaboration and motivation. You take initiative and deliver results through seizing opportunities and being outcome focused. 

About the Role 

Reporting to the Director: FII through the Research Process / Research Leader in Minerals and Resource Engineering, you will be responsible for conducting research in support of the CRC-Project iTech Minerals Vertically Integrated Battery Anode Material Pilot Plant. You will collaborate with industry partners and UniSA researchers to statistically analyse results and prepare findings for reports, presentations and research publications. 

About UniSA STEM and the Future Industries Institute 

UniSA STEM  links engineering, mathematics, science, defence and cybersecurity, environmental science, aviation, information technology, construction and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to fruition. Our researchers are solution focused and collaborative to deliver technical expertise and advice to industry, government and community groups to make commercially viable and sustainable impacts. We integrate research into our teaching, with students working alongside researchers in first-class facilities, what’s discovered one day is taught the next. Our graduates are entrepreneurs and trailblazers, who design and build the world they want to live in. UniSA STEM also incorporates leading edge research organisations; the Future Industries Institute, the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments and the Centre for Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI).  

The Future Industries Institute  brings together world-class strength in high-tech manufacturing, nanomedicine, minerals and resource engineering plus environmental science, with the end goal of building economic growth through innovative partnerships and translational research. The Institute builds on the significant capability, infrastructure and reputation of the University’s existing research strengths and substantial research infrastructure and supports state and national research priorities. 

About UniSA 

The University of South Australia  is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • A PhD, or equivalent research experience in Mineral Resource Engineering or related field, with a strong mineral processing background 
  • Knowledge and experience in metallurgical data analysis, and simulation and modelling of process flow sheets 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply statistical methods of data analysis for interpretation of analytical results pertaining to experimental factors in a multidiscipline project 
  • Project management skills, including the ability to initiate, plan and manage projects ensuring milestones are met 
  • Scientific writing skills demonstrated by a record of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations commensurate with opportunity 


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities  
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions  
  • Staff study support  
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership  


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment.  Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.  

How to Apply 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA .  The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.   

Please address your cover letter to Kiara Lalli, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at  using job reference number 5514.  

Applications close: 11:30 pm  Monday 2 October 2023 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.  

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