Research Fellow Level B

at University of Western Australia

  • Conduct experimental work on "Unlocking Australia's Offshore Gas Endowment" project and others
  • 2 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $97,310 - 115,350p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

About the work area:

The School of Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. It is a multidisciplinary school offering education and research in a number of engineering disciplines. This includes civil, environmental, mining, chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. The successful applicant will work in the large Fluid Science and Resources (FSR) Research Group ( which works extensively with the energy and natural gas industries prominent in Western Australia. This position will help conduct high impact and industrially-relevant research across the themes of Fluid Properties and Flow Assurance.

The Role:

As the appointee you will, under the guidance of Professor Eric May, Collaborate with researchers in the existing research group to conduct the experimental, analytical and other research work related to the project "Unlocking Australia's Offshore Gas Endowment". In particular you will conduct research projects targeting the measurement and/or prediction of fluid properties. You will co-supervise PhD researchers and help liaise with industrial collaborators.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, physics, chemistry).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in conducting high quality research, particularly in the area of Fluid Property measurements with mixtures at high pressure.
  • Demonstrated research track record with high quality publication outputs, relative to opportunity.
  • Have experience in the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.
  • Experience in the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.
  • Ability to engage with industry and contribute to business outcomes.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative.

Special Requirements:

  • Undertake interstate and international travel
  • Occasional weekend work

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: Download File Position Description - Level B Research Fellow.docx

Closing date: Friday, 18 January 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

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

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

Please see the position description prior to applying:

  • 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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