Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM)
University of Queensland, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Job No:507935

Area:Sustainable Minerals Institute

Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job #507935


Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM)

CSRM focuses on the social, cultural, economic and political challenges that occur when change is brought about by mineral resource extraction. The Centre contributes to industry change through independent research, teaching and by convening and participating in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes. The team consist of anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, economists, engineers, development and natural resource specialists


About This Opportunity

Our CSRM team that sits within Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) have an exciting Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity; contributing towards the development of the Industry Mining Resettlement and Livelihoods Research Consortium joint venture initiative


You’ll play an important role in the conduct of funded research projects being undertaken by a dynamic multidisciplinary team and gain highly regarded exposure to

  • Contributing to building and maintaining a mining specific resettlement database. The database will be linked other research undertaken by scholars are CSRM, that showcases the complexities relating to resettlement in the extractive industries.
  • Fostering linkages with key international research institutions that are also active in resettlement research. These linkages will ensure that research from the consortium is widely disseminated and that the consortium is actively engaged with the latest research initiatives internationally.
  • Drafting project reports and working papers, author or co-author academic publications as well as take on some responsibility for higher degree research supervision and project management.


This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.


Our Ideal Candidate;

  • PhD in the area of sustainable development, geography, or social science more generally
  • DemonstratedExperience in the use of data base tools and data analytics packages
    • knowledge of issues relating to development induced displacement generally, and for the extractive industries more particularly
    • record of publication in relevant research fields
  • An ability to establish relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including working on successful external grant applications.


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 for 2 years position at Academic level A. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542.89 - $ 90,982.26, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,025.18 - $106,449.24


You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, 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 507935 Postdoctoral Research Fellow PD.pdf



To discuss this role please contact Professor John Owen 


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 addressing Selection Criteria (no more than 2 pages)
  • Resume

Advertised: 12 Jul 2019 
Applications close: 13 Aug 2019 (10:00 AM) E. Australia Standard Time

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