Research Fellow - Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Production and Sensing

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position until 30th June 2022 located at the Victorian Hydrogen Hub, Clayton
About the Job
Led by Swinburne University of Technology, working in partnership with CSIRO and Germany’s ARENA 2036, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) will bring together researchers, industry partners and business. Testing, trialling and demonstrating new and emerging hydrogen technologies, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will support sustainable manufacturing practices and the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources, striving to create a sustainable future for all. This Research Fellow role will form part of the core multidisciplinary research team at VH2. This role will work at the interface between technology and industry and have the aptitude to undertake solution focused research as part of a broader team.

Nanomaterials have a wide range of applications in the production, sensing and storage of hydrogen. You will explore a range of materials and their applications to address specific challenges in the hydrogen sector including the selectivity, scalability and integration of the materials into products and processes. A particular focus of this activity will be the integration of these materials into the design, assembly and pilot demonstration of sensors and solar driven hydrogen production systems.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About Research & Development at Swinburne
Help drive real change with our Research and Development function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A PhD in a relevant field such as Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science
• Competitive track record and recognition for quality research outputs evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and/or industry links.
• Research experience in at least one of the following areas: energy harvesting, catalysis, nanomaterials or gas sensing
• Experience in materials synthesis and microscopic/spectroscopic characterisations.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Baohua Jia, (Centre Director, Centre for Translational Atomaterials) on: +61 (3) 9214 4819 or via email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16th May 2021

Note: This position is open to candidates that are currently located within Australia and are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate work visa.


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