Job Description

Job No. 508044

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

SMI at The University of Queensland (UQ) is dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry. The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) is the largest centre of the SMI that focuses on research in minerals processing and mining.

The mission of the SMI-JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors. The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy

About This Opportunity

An exciting Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity has arisen within our JKMRC team. You’ll gain highly regarded exposure within

  • Mine Energy Transformation and Integration Program (METI), in particular developing expertise around resource industry energy management, emissions modelling, model testing and experimental data curation

The METI group works in sustainability across the mining and resources spectrum with a focus on energy technologies, energy efficiency, emissions management and integrated modelling of operational value chains. Additionally, to work on advancing energy management analysis and evaluation techniques, and developing energy focused operational regimes to improve sustainability performance

Our Ideal Candidate

  • PhD relevant to energy and emissions management, sustainability, mining or mineral processing
  • Extensive applied research experience in sustainability evaluation and energy management
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency analysis techniques and energy technology evaluation
  • Demonstrated record of publication in relevant research fields
  • Use of data base tools and data analytics packages
  • An ability to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, particularly from different disciplines, as well as with administrative and technical staff

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time 2 year fixed term position at Academic level A

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542.89 - $90,982.26 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,025.18- $ 106,449.24

This position is located in between;

  • Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)
  • St Lucia Campus; where you'll be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Marcin Ziemski.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria (no more than 2 pages)
  • Resume

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