Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering

University of Queensland Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering

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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia


Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent reputation, built over many decades at The University of Queensland.

We deliver quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. Undergraduate teaching within the School focuses on the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental and metallurgical engineering and postgraduate programs are available in growing fields including water, sustainable energy and petroleum engineering.

For more Information about the School, please visit:

About This Opportunity

The School of Chemical Engineering is seeking a full-time, highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow to participate in a project that is aimed to lower the cost of the raw materials required for lithium ion batteries through innovative primary and secondary production routes. The project is sponsored by Queensland-based Pure Battery Technologies and Intdesign as well as Cronimet (Germany). The research project will be carried out at the University of Queensland in the Hydrometallurgy Research Group (Long Pocket) and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (St Lucia).

The role will participate in innovative research developments, conduct original research within the general scope of the project, provide research input to other staff and research students where relevant and participate/lead interactions with the project investigators.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate holds a PhD in the areas Metallurgical, Chemical or Materials Engineering or related discipline. We are seeking applicants who have demonstrated expert knowledge and research experience in;

  • hydrometallurgy or lithium ion battery synthesis and performance testing or advanced materials characterisation is desired. Management of high-end technology-based projects and associated research output.
  • Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in conducting research projects.
  • Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals/conferences.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

What We Can Offer

There are currently up to 3 full-time fixed term positions available at either Academic Level A or B depending on qualifications and experience for 1.5 years-2 years in duration. 

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range

Level A- $83,627.77-$92,782.26 plus super of up to 17%.

Level B-$97,590.97-$115,888.96 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 509874_Post Doctoral Research Fellow-Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

Associate Professor James Vaughan at 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria


Advertised: 17 Mar 2020
Applications close: 06 Apr 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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