Research Fellow - The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) University of Queensland, The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) Australia

Research Fellow

Job no:506754

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($93,985.59 - $111,607.58)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC)


Job reference - 506754


The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields, and an award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries.


The Centre has six interlinked programs namely, next generation urban water technologies, integrated urban water management, sewer corrosion and odour management, nexus of urban water, health and environment, resource efficient agri-industry and environmental biotechnology.


For more Information about the Centre, please visit:


The role
The Advanced Water Management Centre is seeking a research fellow to investigate and determine the concentration of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from different source of contaminated water using advanced water technologies. The main task of the successful candidate is to carry out bench and pilot-scale research for a large ($1.7m) ARC SRI project.


The person
Applicants should possess a PhD in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career. You should have knowledge in water quality and advanced water technologies. You should have the ability to design and operate a RO membrane pilot, demonstrate expertise in validation technology and risk-based framework. You should have the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, good communication skills and the ability to meet objectives within set deadlines.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $93,985 - $111,607p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,580p.a.).


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


Position Description
Download File 506754 - Research Fellow - PFAS Removal_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Jurg Keller on


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: 24 Jan 2019

Applications close: 24 Feb 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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