Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Timber Durability

University of Queensland



School of Civil Engineering

Job reference number - 507168

The School of Civil Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia. Primarily located in the state-of-the-art, $135 million Advanced Engineering Building, the School passionately delivers world-leading teaching, research, and service.  We aspire to be the civil engineering school of choice for students, staff, industry, and the wider community in the fields of water, environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering.

Our goal is to foster graduates with the technical and professional skills required to lead the civil engineering profession and we aim to re-engineer civil and environmental research to improve the way communities operate and function.

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The role

The successful appointee to this position will lead research linking timber durability and timber structural performance.  The appointee will be in charge of leading research projects investigating the effects of moisture and biological effects in timber structures, including structural performance and timber connections among others.  This research will require developing a deep understanding of timber durability including moisture and biological considerations and their effects on structural performance of timber buildings.

The person

The person applying for this position will be highly motivated and able to demonstrate expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas: wood science, wood treatment and modification techniques, timber construction, timber structures.  With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the successful individual will be able to evidence their ability to work collaboratively and engage with students, staff and external stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level A.

The remuneration for Academic Level A will be in the range $66,283 - $89,285p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $77,551 - $107,259p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Dilum Fernando - 7 336 54291.

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.

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