Senior Research Technician (Energy Technology)

Job no: 512704
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

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HEO6 $86,360-$93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term Position- 18 months

The Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (FFCRC) brings together 60+ member companies of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) with several State-based gas regulators and six universities with a focus on enabling the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks. The Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) brings together industries, researchers, and government organisations seeking new low-carbon technologies and methods that will overcome barriers, and help transition the steel, iron, alumina, and cement industries and allow them to thrive in a carbon-neutral world. The University of Adelaide, through its Centre for Energy Technology, is a core partner in both of these CRCs delivering large programs of research to investigate the impact of future fuels, including hydrogen, on the performance of combustion appliances at domestic and industrial scales.

Under general direction, the Senior Research Technician (Energy Technology) works closely and collaboratively with academic and postgraduate researchers to deliver research outcomes through the planning, design, commissioning and safe operation of experiments in support of FFCRC and HILT CRC -funded projects.

This role is based primarily at the university’s laboratories at Thebarton but will potentially involve work at other laboratory sites in Adelaide and interstate.

To be successful you will need:

  1. Demonstrated experience in the planning and execution of experimental test programs.
  1. Effective communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships, and influence others to secure agreement to achieve common goals.
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of technical services and principles associated with achieving customer focused outcomes.
  2. Ability to work with general direction, think creatively and laterally and exercise initiative as appropriate to achieve a standard of excellence and monitor on-going performance.
  3. Demonstrated problem solving skills and initiative to learn new skills and processes to achieve an outcome.
  4. Demonstrated high level of computer literacy.


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

***Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 1st October 2023***

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Marc Simpson

Specialist Technical Officer
School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 34597

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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