Research Fellow in Exciton Science Female applicants only

Melbourne (LGA), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
$88,914 - 105,305 Dependent on select university’s salary rates (pro rata for part-time)
Sunday, 12 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

About the Centre 

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research centre working to understand, examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. The Centre has nodes at The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, The University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney. The Centre is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council with funding through to the end of 2023. 

About the opportunity 

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is committed to driving progress towards gender equality and ensuring diverse and balancedrepresentation at every level of our organisation. To address the under representation of women in Science and Engineering, and to create empowering and safe workplaces for women in our Centre, the Centre is looking to fill at two Research Fellow positions open to female applicants only that are available at a Centre node and in a related research area of your choice. 

In Victoria, Section 12 (1) of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) permits the University to conduct female only recruitment to addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation in Science and Engineering. 

In New South Wales this position will be exempt under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, to conduct targeted recruitment programs for women where allowed. 

About you 

You will have: 

  • A PhD (or near completion of a PhD) in the research areas of Exciton Science or a related discipline 
  • Demonstrated research experience in the fields of either: Theoretical or Computational Modelling, Spectroscopy, Materials or Device Design, Excitonic Physics and or Chemistry. 
  • A demonstrated aptitude for research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication Excellent interpersonal and both written and oral communication skills in English. 
  • Excellent ability to work co-operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research-based team environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision 

How to apply 

In applying for this role applicants will identify a specific research area related to the Centre’s work, and a research group at one of our five University nodes where they wish to work. If successful, the position will be recommended for funding at that University, and the successful applicant appointed.  

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Centre Chief Investigators to discuss potential projects and opportunities of mutual interest before applying. You can find more information and contact details here: 

Applications are to be submitted directly to the centre here: