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Research Engineer

Apply now Job No:513184
Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($80,784.26 - $86,768.42)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

Mining3, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Mining3 is a world-leading research organisation, directed by its global mining industry members to develop and deliver transformational technology to improve the productivity, sustainability, and safety of the mining industry.

Our world-class researchers and engineers develop tangible solutions to industry-identified challenges using both fundamental and applied research while leveraging our extensive history and acquired knowledge.

By bringing industry and research expertise together, we collaboratively accelerate the delivery of real-world solutions from our research, ensuring they are available to the market as rapidly and effectively as possible.

About This Opportunity

In this role you will be required to provide specialist engineering support to projects involving the development of new technologies relevant to the strategic objectives of Mining3.  You will develop and implement machine models and machine specific algorithms for a wide range of mining applications. You will also be required to coordinate, and at times manage, projects in the development of relevant new technologies

This position is located at University Farm - Pinjarra Hills

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position you will possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline or related field, along with the ability to undertake research both independently and as part of a team. 

You should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in a suite of computer programming and design languages as well as a high level of drive and enthusiasm, and the ability to work collaboratively with range of colleagues and stakeholders.

Whilst previous experience and exposure to the relevant duties will be highly regarded we are seeking an individual with an excellent attitude and strong work ethic.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to 12 months with the possibility of renewal subject to funding at HEW level 6

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $80,784 - $86,768, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $94,517 - $101,519

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 513184 Research Engineer PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ray Nelson on +61 7 334 65628 or  

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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