Research Fellow in Electrospinning of Membranes University of Melbourne, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Australia


Job no: 0047376

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE)

The CBE School integrates the expertise and capabilities of the Chemical and the Biomedical Engineering Departments. The resulting mix of skills creates new horizons for engineering and enables the realisation of transformative new ideas into practical innovation. This ranges from the development of bionic prosthetic implants to remediation of Antarctic landscapes. The sweep of technological applications is vast, and we are focused on end-use inspired research.


We encompass mining, energy, material science, the environment, medical devices, medical imaging, drug delivery and food production. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition, research excellence, and its translation into technological, societal, industrial, environmental and medical innovation.


About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!


The Opportunity

We have received ARC Discovery grant funding to further research in the development of novel membranes and membrane structures and are now looking for an outstanding Research Fellow to join us on a one year appointment, with the potential for extension to three years. This exciting research will use electrospinning to prepare next generation membranes. These membranes will be applied to both desalination and carbon dioxide capture applications.


The Role
You will play an integral role in delivering the outcomes of our ARC discovery grant. Your strong experimental skills in either electro spinning, polymer science or membrane technology will be key in delivering a solid research program in the development of novel membranes and membrane structure. You will develop research methods and standard operating procedures and conduct experiments with minimal experimental error.


You will be an advocate for our research actively communicating research outcomes and identifying other sources of funding to support our project. You will have a track record in publishing in top quality journals and will produce publications in areas arising from your research in peer reviewed journals.


Your success will be driven by your passion for research and ability to flex between independent and collaborative research work. You will be an active member of the CBE team taking part in departmental and research group meetings and also be involved in supervision or co-supervision of Masters students in the research area.


We are interested in applications from those whose expertise aligns with and reflects strengths in Chemical or Materials Engineering. We are also interested in specific experience in Membrane Technology or Polymer Science.


This team is part of some of the most ground-breaking and exciting work at The University of Melbourne. By joining us, you will contribute to this large vision and enhance your career by translating your research into impactful solutions and contributing to a better future.


Application Process

Apply online with your resume and cover letter
We ask that you please address the selection criteria for this position on a separate document and keep your responses short and succinct

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.


Living in Melbourne
It’s no secret that Melbourne has been crowned the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ more than any other city in the world, having attained top scores in stability, healthcare, arts and culture, sports, environment, education, and infrastructure. To find out more about life in Melbourne, visit:


About University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.


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The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.


Position Description

Advertised: 14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 13 Feb 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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