Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering University of Queensland, Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech Australia

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Job no:500947

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($64,533.50 - $87,535.13)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia

School of Chemical Engineering


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


With 35 academic staff, including 20 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. The School conducts undergraduate teaching in the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental and metallurgical engineering and teaches into postgraduate programs in growing fields including integrated water management and energy studies. The School’s project centered curriculum was recently chosen in a RAE & MIT study as one of six global exemplars in leading engineering education. UQ Chemical Engineering was ranked in the top 16 worldwide in the 2012 QS rankings for chemical engineering and was the top ranking school in Australia. It was also given the highest score for chemical engineering in Australia in the recent ERA study.


Information about the Faculty and the School may be accessed on the Faculty’s web site at


The role


The successful appointee will work on a research project regarding sodium-ion capacitors. The successful applicant will develop in-situ analytical tools for investigating charge storage mechanism and transport kinetics in nanopores and at electrode/electrolyte interface. You will also be involved in supervising postgraduate and honour students who will be working closely with the research fellow.


The person


Applicants should possess a PhD in Physical Chemistry, or Physics, or Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering, or a related field; along with experience on modern instrumental analysis tools. Experience on in-situ analysis techniques, electrochemistry, mass transfer in nanopores, and rechargeable batteries and electrical double-layer capacitors are strongly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to show creativity, independence, self-motivation, as well as leadership and management skills to ensure the success of the project he/she is associated with and to meet project milestones. Highly motivated applicants who have a strong desire to undertake ground breaking research are encourage to apply.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.




This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic Level A for two years with possible extension (up to 2-3 years). The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533.50 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504.19 - $102,416.10 p.a.).


Position Description

Download File 500947_NEW_Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1.pdf




To discuss this role please contact Professor George Zhao at


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.


For information on completing the application process click here.


Advertised: 27 Jul 2017 

Applications close: 15 Oct 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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