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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermal/hydrothermal Treatment of Biosolids (2 positions)

RMIT University

Job no: 595477 Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract Categories: Engineering, Research, Science Part-time (0.8FTE), 3 years fixed-term contract based at RMIT Bundoora campus but will be required to work at Partner Industry Locations Positions are available in the innovative resource and waste technologies laboratory of Associate Prof Kalpit Shah at the School of Engineering, RMIT University (Bundoora campus) First position focus on on studying and benchmarking thermochemical processes such as pelletisation, pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction for their potential application in regional and urban water utilities for treating biosolids/sewage sludge Second position focus on evaluating the feasibility of using biosolids and their transformed carbon products such as biochar, hydrochar and ash in non-agricultural applications Remuneration at Academic Level A6 ($87,171) 17% superannuation About us RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. Culture Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together .

Imagination. Agility. Courage.

Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other. Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact.

RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. About the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource This Centre brings together Australia’s leading biosolids researchers and key industry and government stakeholders to advance the management, transformation and reuse of biosolids.

The focus is: (i) capability and knowledge building, (ii) research development, extension and training, and (iii) sustainable strategic partnerships. The expected outcomes of the Centre are to develop a group of new, highly-trained industry-ready researchers as well as advanced solutions in three major themes: (i) improved technologies, (ii) enhanced.


Date06 April 2021

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type Part Time

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