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Job no: 0049450

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

  • Six (6) months Fixed Term
  • Ground-breaking; future focused research
  • Your chance to build tomorrow!

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE)

The CBE School integrates the expertise and capabilities of the Chemical and the Biomedical Engineering Departments. The resulting mix of skills builds new horizons for engineering and enables the realisation of transformative new ideas into practical innovation.

We encompass mining, energy, material science, the environment, medical devices, medical imaging, drug delivery and food production. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition, research excellence, and its translation into technological, societal, industrial, environmental and medical innovation.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an exceptionally exciting time to be joining MSE!

Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

The CRC reflects the vision of Australia’s gas and pipelines sector, focusing on the pivotal role that new fuels and the existing gas infrastructure will have to play in a low carbon economy. The University of Melbourne is a key partner in delivering the Research Programs of the CRC.

The Opportunity

Working within the CRC, this position will play a key role delivering the outcomes of a project investigating deposits observed in piping carrying coal seam gas. The deposits are impacting operation and fouling equipment. In this role, you will lead a project to confirm the nature or the deposits and explore solutions to reduce their impact.

The Role

As a Research Engineer, you will deliver a solid research program to understand the nature of the deposits. You will develop research methods and standard operating procedures and conduct experiments with minimal experimental error.

You will be an active advocate for the research outcomes, communicating key findings and taking advantage of outreach opportunities including promotion of research through relevant media channels and advocacy groups.

In this position, you will supervise and mentor two Masters of Engineering Students who are assisting with this work through short term industry projects and will be required to take short term visits to coal seam gas facilities interstate.

If you have a passion for industry focused research, this is a great opportunity for you to get involved in ground-breaking research at The University of Melbourne.

This team is part of some of the most ground-breaking and exciting work at The University of Melbourne. By joining us, you will contribute to this large vision and enhance your career by translating your research into impactful solutions and contributing to a better future.

Application Process

  • Apply online with your resume and cover letter
  • You are not required to provide a response to selection criteria

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the top tier universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at MSE by visiting

The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

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