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Research Associate (Novel Sustainable Construction Elements)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

As a Research Associate you will conduct research in the field of sustainable construction materials. You will be responsible for developing and optimising novel construction material mix designs and testing their performance and durability in comparison with traditional concretes made from Portland cement.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output across contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops, and actively engaging with industry partners. There will also be the opportunity to assist in the supervision of PhD and honours students working on the project.

The role of research Associate reports to Dr Ailar Hajimohammadi and has no direct reports.

  • Level A, Salary - $99,325 to $106,237 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 1 year with possible extension
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Skills & Experience:

  • A PhD (or soon to be awarded) in construction materials, alkali-activated materials or related area.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications relevant to the opportunity in the following areas:
    • making successful mix designs for innovative construction materials
    • research on durability of construction materials
    • successful experimental research on construction materials
  • Experience with collaborating with industry and meeting project milestones
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to liaise effectively with other staff and external providers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm on Monday, 30th May 2022

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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