Post Doc position available in 2023 at UNSW Sydney

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Date 23 December 2022



Research Associate in Sustainability Assessment

The Opportunity

This role is based within the UNSW Water Research Centre. As a Research Associate you will conduct research and might have the opportunity teach in the field of sustainability research and assessment. You will manage and work on projects and courses related to sustainability assessment applied to areas such as wastewater/biosolids treatment and other processes related to environmental engineering. If required, the teaching part of this role will include managing and delivering courses related to sustainability assessment and sustainable infrastructure.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output through contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops and actively engaging with industry partners.

This role reports to the leader of the Sustainability Assessment Program at the UNSW Water Research Centre, Prof. Tommy Wiedmann, and has nil direct reports.

  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 2 years
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

Skills & Experience

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in environmental engineering or environmental sciences with a focus on sustainability.
  • Knowledge and experience developing and applying Life Cycle Assessment and/or carbon/environmental footprinting in the area of water engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach university courses related to sustainability/environmental engineering/sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • 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.
  • 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 HERE.

See also details on our Training page HERE.

See our website for more information on Project 3B, HERE.