Research Fellow, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Canberra, Australia
Sunday, 18 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $99,809 to $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term 2.5 years (30 months)

  • Australian National University, the place to be; #1 in Australia and in the World Top 25
  • Establish yourself as an early-career academic working in a high-performing research group

College overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, bio-materials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

The Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) is a close-knit community that prides ourselves on solving “wicked problems” in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. RSEEME takes pride in pursuing our fundamental mission – discovery and to making knowledge matter – to the very highest quality.

Position overview

This position is a fixed term appointment for a period of 2.5 years (30 months) to contribute to the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, in RSEEME which is amongst the world-leading groups in multi-scale engineering of nano-structured materials and devices, with particular emphasis on scalable nano-fabrication approaches that facilitate the translation of scientific findings into commercial products.

The Nanotechnology Research Laboratory is working on a collaborative project, with the research groups at ANU, and researchers from Monash University, on the scalable design of the next generation of water splitting electrodes for H2 production from renewable energy. This project has been supported by a successful ARENA project, and we are now looking to hire a motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow in the area of electrochemistry and water splitting to work at ANU.

To enquire about this position please contact Professor Antonio Tricoli E: P: +61 2 6125 1696

Closing date: 19 September 2019

Position description: CECS Academic Level B PD

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years if appointed.
  • (Optional) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.