Research Engineer - Water Recycling Processes, Ref No. SA01498, Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, Australia
$86K - $93K p.a. plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

• Contribute to water solutions in Australia
• Join a world leading research team in managed aquifer recharge & water recycling
• Live and work in one of Australia's most affordable cities

We are seeking a Research Engineer to participate in a multi-disciplinary research group to develop quantitative methods and models to describe water recycling systems and processes (natural and engineered), and to undertake experimental and monitoring design and statistical analysis, including in managed aquifer recharge studies and developing new statistical approaches to risk assessment with data of different types.

Your main responsibilities will be to contribute expertise to:

• Measurement and simulation of the effectiveness of physical, chemical and biological water treatment processes, and sequences of processes, within water recycling treatment trains that may include natural systems, such as soil, aquifers, wetlands and streams.

• Advanced statistical analysis for design and interpretation of laboratory and full-scale field and treatment plant studies of processes, effectiveness and reliability.

• Develop significant new research projects in close liaison with team and water industry partners to address needs not currently met in Australia or internationally in water recycling and diversified supplies

• Write computer programs to record and process SCADA and other data into formats for use in simulations and other calculations, and apply web-based data acquisition and reporting systems

• Apply quantitative skills for experimental design and interpretation;

• Publish methods and results in the literature.

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Salary: $86K - $93K p.a. plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Ref No: SA01498

To be successful you will need:

• A PhD qualification (or Masters Degree and several years relevant research experience which, taken together, are equivalent to this educational standard) in environmental, civil or chemical engineering or applied mathematics in developing pragmatic methods and models to simulate water treatment processes.

• Experience in use of statistics for design and analysis of experiments and effective programming skills for advanced data processing.

• A strong scientific publication record with evidence of innovation and creativity.

Who we are:  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. To find out more about CSIRO please visit

Find out more! For further information please visit our website at CSIRO Careers, choose "Positions Vacant" and insert Reference Number SA01498 where indicated.

Applications close Sunday 25 March 2012