The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Senior Research Technician (Energy Technology)



HEO6 $86,360-$93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term Position- 18 months

The Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (FFCRC) brings together 60+ member companies of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) with several State-based gas regulators and six universities with a focus on enabling the decarbonisation of Australia's energy networks. The Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) brings together industries, researchers, and government organisations seeking new low-carbon technologies and methods that will overcome barriers, and help transition the steel, iron, alumina, and cement industries and allow them to thrive in a carbon-neutral world. The University of Adelaide, through its Centre for Energy Technology, is a core partner in both of these CRCs delivering large programs of research to investigate the impact of future fuels, including hydrogen, on the performance of combustion appliances at domestic and industrial scales.

Under general direction, the Senior Research Technician (Energy Technology) works closely and collaboratively with academic and postgraduate researchers to deliver research outcomes through the planning, design, commissioning and safe operation of experiments in support of FFCRC and HILT CRC -funded projects.

This role is based primarily at the university's laboratories at Thebarton but will potentially involve work at other laboratory sites in Adelaide and interstate.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and execution of experimental test programs.

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships, and influence others to secure agreement to achieve common goals.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical services and principles associated with achieving customer focused outcomes.

  • Ability to work with general direction, think creatively and laterally and exercise initiative as appropriate to achieve a standard of excellence and monitor on-going performance.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and initiative to learn new skills and processes to achieve an outcome.
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 1st October 2023

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Marc Simpson

    Specialist Technical Officer School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences P: +61 (8) 831 34597 E: [email protected]

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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    Job details


    Senior Research Technician (Energy Technology)


    The University of Adelaide




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Geosciences,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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