Research Associate/ Research Fellow - Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Location:UWA, Crawley, School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Date posted: 19/08/2016


REF: 498378

• Be part of the team and work on the ARC Project: CO2-CH4 Exchange in Porous Media for Carbon-Neutral Energy Production

• 2 year appointment

• Salary range: Level A $67,352 - $91,397 p.a. or Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.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.

In this role you will:

About the work area

The School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. The broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs are complemented by a wide range of research activities. The School is a leader in developing graduates in the critical industries of energy and oil and gas. More information can be found at

The role

As the appointee you will, under direction of Professor Mike Johns, participate in and coordinate the experimental, analytical and other research work, and provide advice and assistance to other research personnel carrying out projects in the laboratories. You will work with the Chief Investigator on the ARC Project titled "CO2-CH4 Exchange in Porous Media for Carbon-Neutral Energy Production" in which magnetic resonance techniques will be used to study the recovery of CH4 from rocks and hydrate deposits whilst sequestering CO2.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

• A PhD in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, physics, chemistry)

• Extensive knowledge of and experience in magnetic resonance, particularly as it is applied to characterise porous media. Experience with relaxometry and diffusion measurements is desirable.

• Experience constructing complex experimental apparatus. Application to high pressures and/or magnetic resonance equipment compatibility is desirable.

• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of high-quality reports, presentations and publications.

• Strong track record of high quality research publications relative to opportunity.

• An ability and willingness to direct and supervise students.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date:Friday 10 March 2017

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