Research Assistant
University of Queensland Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Research Assistant


Job no:507467

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 05 ($67,608.41 - $75,506.82)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane


The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) of the University of Queensland 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.


AWMC and Queensland Urban Utilities(QUU) have a strategic partnership seeking to deliver global leading research, exchange and collaborative programs that leverage the shared vision of both organisations to create sustainable, social and economic value.  Core to the relationship is knowledge build and education pathways for tomorrow’s workforce.


Together AWMC and QUU have successfully leveraged significant collaborative funding delivering many millions of dollars benefit to the Australian water and wastewater industry. The AWMC has an outstanding academic publication record, publishing on average more than 100 papers a year in high quality journals including the most prestigious multidisciplinary journals including Nature and Science, and top discipline journals such as Water Research and Environmental Science and Technologies.  QUU is recognised as a leader in innovation amongst utilities within Australia and Internationally.


Both organisations recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The organisations strive to provide an inclusive working environment, being committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

For more Information about the Centre, please visit:  

The role


The Advanced Water Management Centre and Queensland Urban Utilities is seeking research engineer to work on the Industry Lead CRC-P project “Transforming wastewater treatment in regional Australia with robust technology for multiple benefits”.


Pilot plants will be constructed and commissioned on-site at Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Centre located at Luggage Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. This demonstration project is a critical step towards full-scale implementation of the technologies. The position will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the pilot plant systems, and associated scientific, technical and engineering support, on-site at Luggage Point Innovation Centre.

The person


The successful applicant will possess an undergraduate degree in chemical/environmental engineering or a related discipline. Applicants will have demonstrated capacity conducting experimental work in the field of water management at laboratory-, pilot-, and/or full-scale and have a understanding of water chemistry and wastewater engineering systems. Experience in maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of scientific, mechanical and electrical equipment and a practical understanding of OH&S and HAZOP in wastewater engineering, and laboratory safety is highly desirable. Aplicants should have experience in field work such as water sampling and water quality measurement with multi-probes and sensors. Applicants will  also have demonstrated skills in data analysis and critical assessment of operational procedures, requiring accurate record keeping and attention to detail.


The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in a scientific environment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong methodological background, the ability to interpret experimental data, and the capacity to work within multidisciplinary research team.


Applicants must also hold a Current Qld ‘C’ Class driver licence.


It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases or be willing to be vaccinated against said diseases.


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 role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for one year as a Research Assistant (with possible extension). The remuneration package will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $79,101 - $88,342 p.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 507467_Research Assistant.pdf



To discuss this role please contact Dr. Andrew Ward 


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 Apr 2019

Applications close: 22 May 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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