Job Description

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The Institute for Sustainable Futures is recruiting for highly talented and experienced researchers for a Research Consultant/Senior Research Consultant role, to work on innovative research projects in the field of sustainable energy systems.

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at UTS undertakes game-changing sustainability research.  Established for 20 years, ISF works with thought leaders in government, industry and community organisations, in Australia and internationally, to create change towards sustainable futures.  Sustainability research is also a key pillar supporting UTS’s ambition to be a world-leading university of technology.  Beyond a vibrant new campus in Sydney’s creative precinct, at the heart of UTS are exceptional people.

We are looking for a researcher to specialise in sustainable energy systems, particularly renewable energy and decentralised energy options (which includes distributed generation, energy efficiency, and peak load management). Your quantitative or qualitative research skills will be complemented by experience working with and facilitating inputs from diverse stakeholders, including workshop design and facilitation processes. A good understanding of Australia’s National Electricity Market will be a strong advantage.

Your track record of successful project management will enable you to play an integral part in a dynamic research team. You will have the ability to work in a commercial, team-based environment to deliver high quality project-based research.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $76,509 to $93,904 pa (HEW 6 / 7)

Job Description

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years.

Prior to commencing your application for IRC93438 please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria – click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

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This role is a broadbanded position, which allows for progression from Level 6 to Level 7. You can apply for this position at either level 6 or level 7, and you need to address the selection criteria for the relevant position. Should you wish apply for the role at both level 6 and at level 7, you are only required to submit one application, however, you should address the selection criteria for each role separately.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC93438.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Thursday 25th May 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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