Research Scientist - Hydrogen Energy Technologies

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Job posting number: #7069623 (Ref:cj_67801)

Posted: September 10, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity
  • ​​​​​​Are your qualifications & research experience in Chemical Engineering or Industrial Chemistry?
  • Do you have experience in high temperature/pressure experimental systems & industrial processes?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


As a Research Scientist in the Low Emissions Technologies team, you will work on a range of applied research projects with a focus on gasification and thermochemical processing for the production of hydrogen and low emissions energy applications. You will be an important member of the wider team, and play a role in our external engagement and project development activities. As a Research Scientist, you will also be expected to develop your own research domain to augment and grow CSIRO’s capabilities in our priority areas.

Your duties will include:
  • Developing, designing and delivering client-focussed research projects, or components of large-scale research initiatives.
  • Working as part of the wider research group on key experimental or modelling aspects of research projects.
  • Contributing to, and possibly leading, the production of client reports and scientific papers.
  • Engaging externally to ensure that our research priorities are aligned with industrial needs.


Location: Pullenvale, QLD

Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 67801

To be considered you will need:
  • A relevant PhD degree or equivalent relevant work experience in Chemical Engineering, industrial Chemistry or similar areas.
  • Practical experience in design, development and operation of high temperature and/or pressure experimental systems and industrial processes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the following:
    • Identification and implementation of relevant and rigorous safety protocols associated with design, development, and operation of complex research facilities
    • Effective risk management processes and procedures across all areas of workplace operations. 
  • A sound understanding of the fundamentals of combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of solid feedstocks and related industrial chemical processes.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a CV and a cover letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role, as outlined in the position description.

Applications Close

10th October, 2020, 11:00pm AEST

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