Job no: 0060576
Role type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 1 year (with potential to extend to 3 years)
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology
School: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Salary: Level A: $80,258 - $ 108,906.00 p.a. ($101,460 for PhD entry level) plus 17% super
- Work in a collaborative and dynamic multi-disciplinary team at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
- Contribute to cutting edge research in polymeric ion exchange membranes
- Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
About the Role
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Fellow to take the lead in developing an innovative, unifying model for the transport of charged ions and uncharged molecules through polymeric ion exchange membranes. This exciting project aims to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research by incorporating real-world complexities, moving beyond idealized solutions.
This is an exceptional opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of polymeric ion exchange membrane technology. If you are passionate about advancing renewable energy and bioprocessing, and possess the necessary skills and expertise, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our groundbreaking research initiative.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Conduct research and deliver against research objectives to meet project milestones
- Become fully immersed in the research culture of the Faculty.
- Prepare publications arising from research in peer-reviewed journals, articles and oral and written presentations to industry and lay audiences, including presentations at industry and scientific conferences.
Who We Are Looking For
To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated researcher, with research experience in in mathematical modelling of membrane processes or polymer thermodynamics. You will also have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
You will also have:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or applied mathematics.
- Completion of a PhD in mathematical modelling of membrane processes or polymer thermodynamics
- Ability to undertake research under limited supervision and deliver against research objectives evidenced by peer-reviewed publications as well as oral and written presentations for scientific, industry and lay audiences.
- Demonstrated experience in submitting reports to research bodies, corporate entities and high-quality scholarly journals.
For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.
Your New Team – The School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
The School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering integrates the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, creating a globally recognized hub for cutting-edge research and teaching. The Department of Chemical Engineering hosts leading Research Centres, including the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. With state-of-the-art laboratories spread across four locations, our accomplished academics, including Fellows of prestigious societies, drive interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong industry, government, and community partnerships inform both teaching and research, with a dedicated focus on Industry Engagement. Offering four Master's of Engineering degrees and diverse undergraduate majors, we provide an impactful educational experience for over 250 students.
What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!
About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
- Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
- The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at Faculties-TA@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.
If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.