Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering

University of New South Wales School of Chemical Engineering


Postdoctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 500963
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • 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, Electronic Materials, 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

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in preparation grant applications and organisation of the relevant technical issue with promoting the centre at UNSW, Director of the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO). 

About the role

  • $96k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full time (35 hours)

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • To become involved in writing and overseeing the grant application and compliance process.
  • Conducts research in one of the multidisciplinary the area of Chemical, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science Pharmacy and Biochemistry independently and as part of a team.
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Assist with supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Participation in international conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required (subject to funding availability).
  • Participate in regular project meetings and undertake other research and administration activities as 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.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD(or soon to be rewarded) in one of the fields of Chemical, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science Pharmacy and Biochemistry or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision. 3
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated track record of high-quality grant applications, research outputs, publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity in at least one of the fields of chemistry, materials science, electronics, optics and biochemistry.
  • 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.

Nikki Hayes

Applications close: February 26th, 2021 

Find out more about working at UNSW at

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).

Advertised: 29 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 26 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

In your application, please refer to


amsterdam uni

antwerp uni

cambridge uni

florida uni

hamburg uni

harvard uni

hiroshima uni

oslo uni

purdue uni

ryerson uni

shanghai jiao tong uni

stockholm uni