Research Fellow

JOB ID: 180797
SALARY RANGE: $95,488 to $112,940 pa (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term to 31 December 2021
LOCATION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


The Research Fellow (Grade 2) will initiate and conduct research in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Hydrogeology on projects related to the water productivity and efficiency of energy generation, storage and waste sequestration.

This will include:

  • Initiating and conducting research under limited supervision either as a member of a team, or independently (where appropriate), to achieve the objectives of projects on the water productivity and efficiency of energy systems, with a particular focus on optimal use of underground pore space and ensuring the sustainability of fresh aquifers and surface water resources.
  • Preparing and developing grant applications relating to the project(s), and contribute to the preparation, or where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Conducting research and engage in scholarly publication, personally and in research teams and prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, producing or contributing to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Constructively contributing to a vibrant research team by guiding the research effort of junior colleagues.


  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Physics, Maths or related technical disciplines.
  • A research track record in engineering or related technical disciplines and a demonstrated ability to plan, initiate and conduct high quality research.
  • Research publication experience, which has resulted in high quality journal publications, conference papers, reports, or professional or technical contributions.
  • Experience in working with computer-based data acquisition and analysis systems for water and energy engineering and/or geotechnical/groundwater engineering.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Professor Wendy Timms, Tel: +61 3 5227 8692, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 2 December 2018

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