Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Sustainable Minerals Institute

Feb 08, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Sustainable Minerals Institute The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR)

The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) is one of the research centres within the Environment Centre pair within SMI. The CMLR collaboratively engages in a broad spectrum of environmental research and education activities for the mining and mineral processing industries and associated government departments, at both national and international levels. 

CMLR has core disciplinary strengths in the basic and applied biological, chemical and physical sciences, working at scales and technologies from the microbial to the catchment and regional. The majority of the research agenda is presently encompassed within the four key themes of Environmental Geochemistry, Landform Stability, Soil-Plant Systems, and Landscape Ecology, with complementary collaborative research programs currently in the areas of ecotoxicology and fauna ecology.

Further information on the CMLR may be accessed via

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will undertake research in the field of the ecophysiology of hyperaccumulator plants at CMLR, as well as perform administrative and other activities associated within the ongoing research of the Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience Program at CMLR. You will develop a program of applied and contract research in the area of metallophytes and hyperaccumulator plants and be expected to apply for external funding, including a substantive postdoctoral grant.

The person

Applicants should have a PhD in the area of biogeochemistry or plant sciences and have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of ecophysiology of metallophytes and hyperaccumulator plants, especially in the tropical context. Your ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies will see you succeed in this role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $83,295 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,456 - $104,464 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Dr Antony Van der Ent via email

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