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Research Fellow (Pyrometallurgy)

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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in High Temperature Metal Smelting and Recycling

The Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre at The University of Queensland has an international reputation for the high quality of research output. We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher interested in cutting edge research in the field of high temperature process metallurgy applied to primary metal smelting, recycling and advanced materials manufacturing. The research involves experimental studies integrated with thermodynamic modelling undertaken in close collaboration with leading  international companies.

UQ is a research intensive University ranked within the top 50 universities in the world. The Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre undertakes fundamental and applied research, funded through competitive Government grants and by industry partners world-wide. There are excellent opportunities to establish Australian and international industry and academic contacts and careers in high temperature metal processing and recycling.

The role

The appointee will, in collaboration with active research team, undertake high temperature experimental fundamental and applied research of complex multi-component multi-phase metallurgical systems integrated with thermodynamic modelling using FactSage.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering or related field of Science or Engineering (including but not limited to Materials, Geology, Ceramics, Physics, Inorganic Chemistry), demonstrate a high level working knowledge of and expertise in chemical thermodynamics and high temperature phase equilibria. Desirable are high level skills in high temperature experiments in multi-component multi-phase systems, electron probe X-Ray microanalysis (EPMA), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Analysis (EDX), thermodynamic modelling.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed-term for One (1) year with high probability of extension depending on funding and performance. The remuneration package will be Research Fellow level A or B in the range of $64,533 - $109,419 p.a. depending on experience and qualifications, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $75,504 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Prof. Evgueni Jak, email  Further information regarding the Pyrometallurgy Innovation Cente activities and previous research may be obtained from

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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