Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Advanced Water Management
University of Queensland Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The Advanced Water Management Centre

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.

About This Opportunity

The Advanced Water Management Centre within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to engage in research and development of a range of novel wastewater technologies based on the UQ patented Lodomat technology as part of a CRC-P project sponsored by the Commonwealth Government.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct internationally competitive research in the area of wastewater treatment, renewable energy recovery and low-cost nutrient removal/recovery process applied to domestic and/or industrial wastes. This will include hands-on technology development; and chemistry and biological testing at laboratory to pilot-demonstration scale.
  • Assist in designing, commissioning and operating pilot plant facilities, where experiments will be performed.
  • Publish research outcomes in the form of scientific and technical reports to participating industries and in the form of high-quality refereed journal publications.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to a PhD degree related to wastewater treatment in environmental or chemical engineering or closely related field, with relevant wastewater treatment process experience the successful appointee will also be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following:  

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the development and demonstration of cutting-edge wastewater treatment processes in both lab- and pilot- scales
  • Knowledge of next generation wastewater treatment technologies including (i) aerobic and anaerobic sludge digestion; (ii) mainstream and side stream nitrogen removal processes including partial nitritation, anammox and acidic nitritation.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including high-quality research publications
  • Experience or willingness in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729 - $94,637, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753 - $110,726.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Shihu Hu at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 22 Feb 2021

Applications close: 22 Mar 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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