Chemical Engineer

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • Sep 12, 2023

Job Description:

Chemical Engineer

Sydney NSW

The opportunity:

• Exciting technology development work environment

• Novel processes and applications

• Competitive remuneration package

• Permanent, full-time, based at Lucas Heights, Sydney

This opportunity is for an Australian citizen, eligible to be granted a National Security Clearance.

Applications close: Friday, 20 October 2023

About Silex:

Silex Systems Limited (Silex, the Company) is a technology commercialisation company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Silex’s core expertise is in the development and commercialisation of laser isotope separation (LIS) technologies and is the inventor of the unique SILEX laser enrichment process which is being commercialised as a next-generation uranium enrichment technology for the global nuclear fuel industry.

A variant of Silex’s LIS technology is also being used to support the establishment of a Quantum Silicon (Q-Si) Production Plant, which aims to deliver an end-to-end manufacturing facility at the Company’s Lucas Heights technology centre. It is anticipated that the Company will first produce Zero-Spin Silicon (ZS-Si - in the form of halo-silane), which will then be converted to multiple Q-Si product forms for potential customers in the global silicon-based quantum computing industry.

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About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a ground-breaking team in the development and commercialisation of laser isotope enrichment technologies for use in silicon quantum computing, next-generation nuclear fuel production and other potential applications. Reporting to the Quantum Silicon Project Manager, this role will focus on design of a chemical production plant to support the manufacture of isotopically pure silicon for the quantum computing industry. You will be working within the engineering and science teams at Silex to deliver production-scale chemical reactors and distillation equipment.

Responsibilities include:

Selection Criteria:

To Apply:

Please apply online - applications may be missed if sent via email.

Your application is to include:

Contact: The Selection Committee