Research Fellow in Environmental Chemistry

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jun 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062793
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry
Level A – $83,468 – $113,262 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
The Pollution & Health Hallmark Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in mass spectrometry for pollutant analysis. The role involves conducting research on the health impacts of synthetic chemicals, contributing to high-impact projects, and developing new methodologies in environmental health sciences.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will ideally work well in a multidisciplinary research team, communicate effectively with diverse backgrounds, and have excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines. Additionally, you should be able to manage research projects with limited supervision.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – “The School of Chemistry“
The School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne is one of the largest and oldest in Australia with a distinguished history in teaching and research. The first lectures in chemistry in The University of Melbourne were given in 1856, only three years after the University was founded. Since then the School has grown and developed and there are presently over 2500 undergraduates enrolled in Chemistry subjects, with more than 150 BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD research students. Teaching and undertaking research in the School are 23 continuing research and teaching staff, and over 30 research only staff, supported by a team of technical and administrative personnel. 

The School has an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding. There is an ongoing program to keep its research facilities at world standard and to focus our research efforts. This has involved progressive upgrading of the School's laboratories, the purchase of state-of-theart instrumentation and recruitment of academics with a strong research profile.   

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

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