Postdoctoral Research Fellow (x2) - Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre

Sep 03, 2019
Oct 03, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The JKMRC is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation, located at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, approximately 7 km from the main University of Queensland campus . It was established in 1970, and now forms part of the University's Sustainable Minerals Institute.

The mission of the JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors. The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy. It specialises in ore characterisation, mineral processing unit operations such as comminution and flotation, applied mineralogy, and the interface between mining and processing. Its emphasis on systems analysis by mathematical modelling and process simulations has led to major new methodologies in the design and optimisation of mineral processing operations. It works closely with the international minerals industry and with other research providers in Australia and overseas. It has graduated in excess of 200 Masters and PhD students, and won many awards for its research. It has a proven record of technology transfer through JKTech, which has significant experience in the commercial delivery of JKMRC research outcomes, particularly in simulation software and ore characterisation methodologies.

About This Opportunity

To undertake high quality research and project management in the SMI-JKMRC. In particular, develop expertise around advance process control strategies for mineral processing, model-based control and optimisation, state estimation and soft sensor development.

Our Ideal Candidate
  • PhD in a research field relevant to minerals processing and a strong control and automation background
  • Extensive applied research experience in control, automation and modelling
  • Experience in the development and application of model-based control strategies, e.g. MPC, in minerals processing.
  • Knowledge in optimisation and statistics
  • A comprehensive view of the whole mineral processing chain from exploration to metal production
  • Demonstrated record of publication in relevant research fields
  • Use of database tools and data analytics packages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed engineering mathematical skills
  • Advanced computer literacy, with knowledge in one or more computer programming language
  • An ability to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, particularly from different disciplines, as well as with administrative and technical staff
  • Ability to work harmoniously within a team, while maintaining a high individual profile
  • Good organisational abilities and ability to manage competing priorities

What We Can Offer

There are x2 full-time, 1 year fixed term positions at Academic Level A The remuneration package will be in the range $67,452.89 to $90,982.26 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448 p.a.)

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Mohsen Yahyaei For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line

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