Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Job No.:
Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):
Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:
Full Time - Fixed Term
St Lucia

UQ Chemical Engineering is a recognised leader in chemical engineering research and teaching innovation in Australia. With 30 academic staff, 45 research staff, 12 professional staff, 130 PhD students, 100 PG coursework students and 450 undergraduate students, the school is a large, vibrant and dynamic place to work.

The School's research strengths include advanced energy systems, inorganic membranes and adsorption, nanomaterials and biomaterials, particle and process systems design, light metals processing, bioengineering, metallurgical engineering and water and waste management. Our academic and research staff publish widely in internationally acclaimed publications and have extensive research backgrounds.

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The role

This project aims to conduct prototype test of the direct carbon fuel cells (DCFC) and optimize the design and structure of DCFC, thus laying a solid foundation for the further commercialization of this novel technology. Direct carbon fuel cells are expected to have high conversion efficiency (80-85%) for power generation, and near-pure CO2 emissions directly suitable for sequestration without further clean up. 

A Research Fellow is required for a three-year appointment to work on the design and operation of this scaled up DCFC, and to identify the key issues for the prototype test. 

The person

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in the field of high temperature full cells and also have sound knowledge in equipment design and scale up. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, including a multi-disciplinary team, including chemical engineers, physical chemistry, electrical engineering and industrial managers.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level A or B. The remuneration package will be in the range $70,676.68 to $75, 867.60 (Level A) or $79, 861.17 to $94, 8383.88 (Level B) p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.


To discuss the role in further detail please contact Prof John Zhu (07) 3365 3528, or Prof Victor Rudolph 07 3365 4171,

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications closed for this job on 8 May 2012
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