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Research Associate

Job no: 499479
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

School of Engineering 

  • Up to three year appointment
  • Level A $67,352 - $91,397.00

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The team

UWA Centre for Energy is an internationally renowned research facility in fuels, combustion science and technology, and sustainable energy development.  The Centre’s mission is to develop new knowledge and advanced technologies for efficient, effective and environmentally friendly utilisation of fuels and energy in the resources industries.  The Centre for Energy is located within the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, which is renowned for its aware-winning researchers, teachers and facilities.  The broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs are complemented by a wide range of research activities.  The School is a leader in developing graduates in the critical industries of energy and mineral resources, advanced materials and emergent manufacturing, chemical processing and environmental protection. 

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Energy, the appointee will play a key role in the Centre’s fuel conversion and processing combustion science and technology and energy technology research.  The appointee should have an excellent track record, including international scientific publications and hands-on experimental skills in combustion and reaction engineering and is expected to participate in postgraduate supervision.  The appointee will work in collaboration with other senior researchers to develop research proposals and apply for research funding to various funding agencies.  A particular project the appointee will initially focus on is the synthesis, dissociation, catalytic oxidation and combustion of ammonia (NH3) as a clean, carbon-free transport fuel.

 To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A Ph.D. (or soon to be acquired PhD) in a relevant field, featuring skills and techniques in combustion science and technology, chemical and mechanical engineering. 
  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: fuel processing and combustion, gas and liquid fuel combustion, catalysis and catalytic combustion, internal combustion engines, process modelling and kinetic modelling as well as computational fluid dynamic modelling.    
  • Proficiency in experiment design, performance and subsequent data analysis
  • A publication track record, relative to experience
  • Sound oral communication skills
  • The ability to work independently an in a team environment
  • Evidence of undergraduate or postgraduate student mentorship

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date:  Friday 11 May 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description Level A Research Associate - NH3 (October 2017).pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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