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Research Fellow in Water Microbiology
Queensland University of Technology

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2023
Title Research Fellow in Water Microbiology
University Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department Faculty of Engineering - Academic Division
Application Deadline Mar. 27, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Microbiology

About the Position
This position will be provided a unique opportunity to lead several research projects in close cooperation with water utilities, water companies and collaborators at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

We are seeking a Research Fellow with a background and interest in molecular microbiology, preferable with some experience in monitoring of water systems, health-related water microbiology, or bioinformatics. 

The position will be working as a part of an interdisciplinary team including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, professors, and industry partners. 

The position provides significant opportunities for growth and to pursue a career in academia or industry. 

This position reports to the Professor and Chair of Sustainable Urban Water Management for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

  • About the Faculty
    The Faculty of Engineering aims to shape the world we live in by engineering sustainable, innovative and liveable environments. Our programs focus on teaching, research and building a better quality of life through advancements in robotics, manufacturing, Al, architecture, and construction. 

    The Faculty adapts and innovates infrastructure to meet real world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change. We pursue high-level engagement with a range of sectors to deliver benefits across health, transport, aero­space, manufacturing, mining and agriculture.
    Through long-standing collaborations with partners such as BMW, Boeing, Stryker, Shell and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Faculty remains at the forefront by facilitating learning that is delivered on campus, online and in the real world. Strong industry connections enable us to address complex challenges through research and innovation, as well as offer our students relevant and practical learning experiences.

    Our Schools are established around disciplines that promote collaboration in teaching and research. These include the:
    •    School of Architecture and Built Environment
    •    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    •    School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
    •    School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering.

    The Faculty is also home to outstanding researchers of international renown that collaborate with partners to improve systems in robotics, medical, mechanical, mining, food and beverages, oil and gas, energy, water and sugar. Our Research Centres include:
    •    Centre for Biomedical Technologies 
    •    QUT Centre for Robotics 
    •    Centre for Transformative Biomimetics in Bioengineering
    •    Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean and the Executive Management Team comprising the deputy dean, heads of schools, and other senior faculty staff.

    About the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
    The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering brings together engineers who deliver teaching and research excellence in the sustainable design, planning, construction and operation of infrastructure and resource management to solve societal challenges and support more liveable communities. 
    We design and improve infrastructure to address real-world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change, and shape the world we live in by engineering liveable and sustainable environments with safe, efficient and reliable infrastructure. 

    Our teams are actively engaged in research and teaching in the areas of infrastructure, environmental engineering, and civil construction with key strengths including:
    •    urban water management
    •    climate change adaptation
    •    disaster management
    •    infrastructure resilience
    •    structural heath monitoring
    •    fire safety engineering
    •    transport systems
    •    resilient pavements

    Our research is supported by deep industry connections that enable translation of our cutting-edge research into real-world outcomes. We have a highly capable higher degree research student body, with over 80 students engaged in MPhil and PhD programs. 

    The School’s research is well aligned with the University’s real-world positioning, through better partnerships across internal and external boundaries. Our researchers study the natural, built and virtual environments to find ways to make them more sustainable, secure and resilient. Our School also has ties with major QUT research centres, including the Centre for Data Science, Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Agriculture and Bioeconomy.

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Contact Information

  • Professor David McCarthy
    Faculty of Engineering - Academic Division
    Queensland University of Technology
    Brisbane, Queensland 4000
  • (+61) 0400 634 365


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