Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Electrical Power Engineering

Job Description

About this Opportunity
  • Fixed Term (until 31.12.2025), Full Time
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • CQUniversity Gladstone or Rockhampton
  • Total Remuneration $112,266 to $120,229 pa (including salary of $94,867 to $101,596 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


CQUniversity’s School of Engineering and Technology is seeking a dedicated researcher to join our team. As a member of our research staff, you will play a key role in the development and execution of an innovative project, contributing to the research efforts of the University and developing expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to renewable energy and microgrids.


The research gives you the opportunity to work closely with a Brisbane based fast-growing company designing and manufacturing dSTATCOMs, one of the world’s first energy management systems that allows clean energy producers to feed multiple times more energy back into existing electricity grids. This game-changing technology, which combines an advanced power electronics device with integrated energy software, also enables a multitude of other renewable energy systems such as solar PV systems, grid-connected virtual power plants, off-grid microgrids and economically viable battery energy storage systems.

This project titled “Feasibility Study of An Islandable Microgrid for Woorabinda Community” funded by Queensland Microgrid Pilot Fund administered by The Department of Energy and Public Works of the Queensland Government will design a shovel-ready microgrid in partnership with our industry partner.

If you are eager to make a meaningful impact and further develop your research skills, apply now to become part of our dynamic team at CQUniversity!

Be Rewarded
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous carers and parental leave 
  • 17% superannuation (with a choice of joining an award-winning superfund
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
Position Requirements
  • Completion of a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering or related specialisation.
  • Research expertise in power system modelling, analysis and optimisation.
  • Being an experienced user of DIgSILENT PowerFactory (Please provide evidence to prove your fluency in this software such as details of projects completed and types of analysis you have done).
  • Proven ability to engage in research in renewable energy integration in remote/isolated power networks and secure external grants and contracts.
Position Description

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Thursday, 11 July 2024 

Job Requisition ID: 4749

Contact Details: 

Sanath Alahakoon

(07) 4970 7248

When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.