First listed on: 08 March 2019

Research Engineer - Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy 

The Opportunity

  • Undertake a leading role in extractive metallurgy & reduction thermodynamics of high-value materials
  • Use your skills to create industries and technologies of the future!
  • Join CSIRO Manufacturing and make a difference!

We are seeking a motivated Research Scientist/Engineer – Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy to take a leading role in CSIRO’s Metal Industries Program. In this exciting role, you will focus on extractive metallurgy and reduction thermodynamics of titanium, scandium, lithium, vanadium, and/or other high-value materials.

As the successful applicant, you will work with internal and external stakeholders to design, undertake, analyse, and interpret experiments and data from fundamental thermodynamics to demonstration-scale equipment. This research will contribute to creating industries and technologies of the future.

Your duties will include

  • Undertaking fundamental research and process development of new technologies based on extractive metallurgy and reduction thermodynamics of high value materials.
  • Interpreting characterisation results from a range of different techniques including ICP-OES, DSC-TGA, LECO, SEM, XRD, and LIBS, and undertaking and developing characterisation activities in partnership with analytical staff.
  • Designing and conducting experiments in metal, metal halide, and metal oxide systems, including multi-phase and multi-material reactive systems.
  • Designing, undertaking, analysing and interpreting experiments from fundamental thermodynamics to demonstration-scale equipment

Location: Melbourne (Clayton) Victoria, Australia
Salary: AU$97k - AU$105k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
Reference: 60696

To be successful you will need

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent research experience) in a relevant discipline such as chemical/materials engineering or inorganic chemistry/thermodynamics coupled with relevant research experience.
  • Experience of working with reactive metal halides and powder processing including an understanding of health and safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and interpret a range of relevant chemical analysis and characterisation techniques including ICP-OES, DSC-TGA, LECO, SEM, XRD, and LIBS.
  • An understanding of the issues involved in process scale-up including design, safety and control.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangement

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

7th April 2019

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