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School of EngineeringDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering 
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.
About the team
The discipline of Environmental Engineering sits within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, in the School of Engineering. The discipline is a research-intensive group, with strong links to industry. Our School is committed to producing graduates that are technically highly skilled, cognizant of the environment in which they work and aware of the financial, social and environmental challenges of the 21st Century.
About the opportunity
As the appointee, you will work in close collaboration with Professor Carolyn Oldham (UWA), Dr Chantal Bourgault (UWA) and Associate Professor Andrew Knight (Curtin University) on a project within the Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CTC TiME). The project uses trans-disciplinary approaches across environmental engineering, Aboriginal engagement, land and water rehabilitation, Aboriginal research methodology, organisational and social psychology, science communication and environmental regulation and policy.
You will be involved in planning, conducting and reporting on research, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including Aboriginal people on Country, and producing common language communication tools appropriate for different stakeholder groups. You will facilitate stakeholder collaborations to understand their perspectives on, and aspirations for, mine pit lakes after mine closure.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
About your application
Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position Description – Research Fellow.pdf
The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.
Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 25 September 2023
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Carolyn Oldham at
This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.
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