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Postdoctoral Fellow In Chemical Engineering

UNSW - Sydney, NSW

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This Job is based in Australia

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Chemical Engineering has been delivering excellent teaching and research for over sixty-five years. The research clusters in the school broadly span the areas of Energy, Food and Health, Environmental Technology, Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering, and Product and Process Design. It offers degrees in Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry. The school is ranked in the top 37 (QS World Ranking) in Chemical Engineering. For further information about the School, please visit http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering/

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to and undertake research and development in the field of CFD-DEM modelling of pyrolyzer and chemical leaching processes, in close collaboration with a ProMO group of School of Chemical Engineering, led by Associate Professor Yansong Shen.

About The Role
  • Level A - Salary, $97,368 to $104,143 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Fixed term – 12 months (with the potential to extend for another 12 months, subject to performance)
  • Full time (35 hours per week)
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

The role of Research Associate reports to Associate Professor Yansong Shen and has nil direct reports.

Specific Responsibilities For This Role Include
  • Conducts research in the area of CFD-DEM modelling of reacting flows, including non-spherical particles fluid-particle reacting flows and affordable industry-scale simulations, independently and as part of a team.
  • Prepare project quarterly, yearly and final reports.
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have

About the successful applicant
  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or related area.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Knowledge and experience in CFD-DEM modelling of pyrolyzer and chemical leaching processes, including non-spherical particles reacting flows and affordable industry scale simulations, and open source coding of OpenForm and MFIX.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Yansong Shen
E: ys.shen@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: Sunday 13th June 2021

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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 or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).