Postdoctoral Research Fellow : Brisbane, Australia

ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
A material scientist, chemical engineer, or physical chemist is required to work on Hydrogen storage in confined systems by porous material.

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an exciting new research institute which abandons traditional boundaries to focus research effort into areas that will provide great benefit for human health, manufacturing, information technology and the environment.

The unique capabilities of the AIBN come from merging the skills of the engineer, chemist, biologist and computational scientist to conduct a world-class research program in nano-scale science, technology and engineering, technology transfer and commercialisation. The Research Professionals of the AIBN are leaders in the fields of bioengineering and nanotechnology.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials is a centre within the AIBN at The University of Queensland (UQ) and is closely affiliated with UQ’s School of Engineering. The Centre’s research focuses on the fundamentals of novel nanomaterials and nanostructures and their applications in renewable energy resources. Clean and sustainable energy is among the research strengths in The School of Engineering. The School provides world-leading education for students in Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The role The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. The laboratories are housed at the AIBN. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team led by Prof. Max Lu, working in a large Queensland-China Alliance in Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technologies. The research involves programs that will lead to the development of alternative liquid fuels, hydrogen production from clean coal processes, and new storage methods for hydrogen and electricity for application in hybrid vehicles. More specifically, the candidate will focus on hydrogen storage materials confined by porous materials.

The person Applicants should possess a PhD in chemical engineering, physical chemistry, or materials science or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Experience in nanomaterial synthesis, by wet chemistry, characterisation and in particular extensive experience in hydrogen storage materials, as well as excellent skills in proposal writing, scientific editing and reporting are essential. Experience in supervising or co-supervising postgraduate students is desirable.

Remuneration The remuneration package will be in the range $49,704 – $67,420 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $58,154 – $78,882 per annum). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Research Academic level A.

Contact Obtain the position description and selection criteria online . To discuss the role contact Dr Xiangdong Yao, email

Send applications to Dr Xiangdong Yao, c/- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072 or email

Employer:The University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Location:Brisbane, Australia

Applications close 14 July 2009
Reference Number: 3020711


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