First listed on: 20 November 2021

Experimental Scientist - Hydrogen and Gasification Technologies


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The Opportunity

  • Do you have experience working with gases including hydrogen?
  • Be part of a dynamic team of researchers and contribute to a range of research areas
  • Join CSIRO Energy Technologies and make a difference!

Role overview

The CSIRO Energy Technologies Business unit is seeking a talented Experimental Scientist – Hydrogen and Gasification Technologies to join the team. You will have a practical role in the development and construction of specialist experimental facilities, development of experimental procedures, operation of advanced experimental and analytical facilities, and operation of pilot scale fabrication processes to deliver key components of major energy research projects.

The role is part of a dynamic team of researchers, including research scientists and engineers, specialist trades, engineering, digital, and laboratory facilities experts.

Your duties will include:

  • Work with senior research staff to help develop, construct, maintain and operate bench, pilot and large-scale high pressure and temperature experimental facilities.
  • Hands-on, practical assistance in maintaining and operating pilot-scale metal / materials fabrication facilities, including tube-work preparation, welding and post-fabrication.
  • Day-to-day assistance with materials analysis for quality assurance and control (QA/QC) purposes, including sample preparation and metallography.
  • Day-to-day assistance in maintaining and operating general laboratory equipment, such as hydrogen permeation apparatus, gas analysers, furnaces, ovens, sample preparation equipment, analysis of sample materials, gas bottles changeovers, etc.
  • Participate in experimental work programs and the documenting of experimental details into laboratory notebooks and existing databases as per CSIRO procedural requirements.

Location:  Brisbane (Pullenvale), QLD
Salary:  AU$66k to AU$84k pa + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  79324

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant degree in Science or Engineering with demonstrated experience in a mechanical, instrumentation, materials, physics, chemistry, applied science, chemical process stream, or equivalent.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Some knowledge of and experience working with hand- and power tools.
  • Possess some laboratory-based experimental skills, including some expertise in laboratory instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • Sound knowledge of PC based applications for word processing, spread sheeting and database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow instructions safely.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

02 December 2021, 11:00 pm AEDT

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