Research Associate

Updated: 13 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 949593
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The WA School of Mines within Curtin University has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join the team, working on various projects and undertaking industry research.

As a Research Associate, you will contribute to and undertake research in the field of thermochemical processing of organic waste such as biomass and plastics. This position will give you the opportunity to work with some leading scientists in the field to develop your research skills and enhance your research output including publishing papers in international journals and participating in conferences and workshops. You will also actively engage with industry partners in various industry projects.

We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply; however, you will require work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the position. Visa sponsorship and relocation support may be considered for the preferred candidate.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Senior Lecturer, Dr Yun Yu on +61 08 9288 9202 or
About us
WA School of Mines (WASM)
Consolidating engineering, economics, and science capabilities to form WA School of Mines (WASM): Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, the School attracts strong industry partnerships and investment in high-tech facilities, operating from campuses in Perth and the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie located in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
WASM’s Mineral and Mining Engineering Discipline was ranked #2 in the world in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. The Chemical Engineering Discipline is also one of the strongest chemical engineering disciplines in Australia, which was ranked #2 in Australia by the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.
Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2021) and is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Dubai.
Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.
For more information on our university, please visit
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Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria with examples (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or other energy related disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in thermochemical processing of organic waste such as biomass and plastics
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations to conduct quality research
  • Demonstrated ability to work under broad direction only, exercise initiative in undertaking responsibilities, establish effective relationships and work effectively as a team member
  • Capacity to produce grant applications, and ability to generate funding either independently or as part of a research team
  • Ability and commitment to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with emphasis on the ability to present and communicate research outcomes
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
Applications close:

12 Sep 2022, 10pm AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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