Senior Research Associate in Urban Water Engineering
University of New South Wales, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Senior Research Associate - Urban Water Engineering


Job no: 498724

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Lecturer, Post doctoral research fellow


The Opportunity

The UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) is a research centre of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Researchers at the WRC are active in research of a wide range of water and waste related projects.


In this role you will provide research inputs into three projects for WRC, involving urban water quality modelling, wastewater treatment green technology development (biofiltration), and green wall water and pollution technology optimisation. The Senior Research Associate will conduct high quality research in the area of urban water treatment and modelling, collaborating extensively with local industry and practitioners. 


The role of Senior Research Associate reports to Prof. Ana Deletic and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, $107,210 - $126,386 + superannuation
  • Full time (35 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract until February 2022
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia


About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within The UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) which is a research centre of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering.


Selection Criteria

  • PhD in Urban Water Engineering or related area.
  • Experience in developing and testing green infrastructure such as biofilters
  • Experience in sustainable green wall research
  • Modelling experience using Python programming package and experience in SWMM and MUSIC
  • Experience in writing grants and funding proposals (awarded grants are desirable)
  • Able to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Able to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervisor honours and postgraduate research students.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the position description via the link, Download File Position Description - Senior Research Associate WaterGUM.pdf or via the advert on

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 



Penny Spencer


T: +61 2 9385 0708

Applications close: 11:50pm, Thursday 16th January, 2019


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


Position Description

Advertised: 17 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 16 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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