Research Fellow in Timber Production and Processing

University of Tasmania



The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW). you will be a part of CSAW’s multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible, in association with other CSAW staff, for securing research, development and extension projects and delivering their outcomes; effective engagement and collaboration with industry members, building design professionals, external research providers, and other stakeholders

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University and CSAW in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B/C
  • Plan, establish and manage industry and laboratory-based trials including assessments, managing technical and industry production personnel, and maintaining collaborator support and engagement.
  • Translate research and practice finding into processes or methods usable by industry and the building design professions and communicate them to external stakeholders through international refereed journals, industry publications, conferences, seminars, and other means.
  • Effectively engage and collaborate with industry members, building design professionals, external research providers and other stakeholders

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD in Engineering or equivalent in timber processing, materials engineering or building research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and productively contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary research team and to external stakeholder partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to write applications to secure external competitive and other funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, establishing and conducting materials and building-related collaborative research projects, including quantitative analysis.
  • Proven ability to finalise and communicate the results of research, development and extension projects, as evidenced by a strong completion record and publication history.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or C and will have a total remuneration package of up to (Level B) $133,842 comprising base salary of $98,537 to $114,395 and (Level C) a total remuneration package of up to $158,046 comprising base salary of $118,946 to $135,082 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position please contact Professor Gregory Nolan, Head of Discipline of Architecture & Design, School of Technology, Environments and Design, / 03 6324 4478.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday 21 July 2019, 11.55pm

Download File PD-CSAW-Research Fellow.pdf

The University’s Statement of Values indicates a commitment to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’. The University is working towards fulfilling that commitment through its recruitment policies and practices. As such, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position

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