Program Leader - Advanced Process Prediction and Control

Aug 07, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The mission of the JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors. The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy. It specialises in ore characterisation, mineral processing unit operations such as comminution and flotation, applied mineralogy, and the interface between mining and processing. Its emphasis on systems analysis by mathematical modelling and process simulations has led to major new methodologies in the design and optimisation of mineral processing operations. It works closely with the international minerals industry and with other research providers in Australia and overseas. It has graduated in excess of 200 Masters and PhD students, and won many awards for its research. It has a proven record of technology transfer through JKTech, which has significant experience in the commercial delivery of JKMRC research outcomes, particularly in simulation software and ore characterisation methodologies.

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The role

The Program Leader will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Advanced Process Prediction and Control program.  Responsibilities include: Program sustainability; Program delivery and impact; Research, students and education and positive and impactful leadership.

The person

The applicant should possess a PhD qualification in comminution and mineral processing.  Ideally candidates will have a demonstrated expert knowledge in the areas of comminution process modelling, mathematical modelling of applied processes, process simulation including dynamics of processes, ore breakage characterisation with an appreciation of mineral liberation, mineral processing optimisation with an emphasis on comminution, control theory and practice in mineral processing. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Research Academic level D. The remuneration package will be in the range $135,909 - $149,731p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $159,013 - $175,185 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Prof Alice Clark on +61 7 336 55806 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Reference: 500984

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