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Research Fellow – Economics & Sustainable Minerals Institute

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 School of Economics & Sustainable Minerals Institute

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • An exciting opportunity to work on exciting projects across two different areas
  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues
  • Based at our picturesque St Lucia Campus 

About This Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to achieve national and international recognition in interdisciplinary and impactful research and to develop and leverage on collaborations between the School of Economics, the Sustainable Minerals Institute and the QUEX Institute between The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.

The primary purpose of the position is to undertake research and contribute to and lead (where applicable) stakeholder engagement; contribute to developing new partnerships that can help better define policy problems; broker new ideas and solutions that support more effective research-policy translation; and support the long-term financial sustainability of the School of Economics – SMI – QUEX Institute collaboration.

For a full list of key responsibilities please view the candidate information booklet: HERE

This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.

This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years at Academic level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$104,579.67 – AUD $124,187.99, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to AUD$122,358.21- AUD$145,299.95 annually. 

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process. 

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For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Ian MacKenzie via email at [email protected]

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.  

Want to Apply? 

To submit an application for this role, click the ‘Apply’ button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the About You section

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form. 

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected] 

Applications close Monday 7th August 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-27299). 

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