Research Fellow in Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience

Melbourne, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The School of Chemistry is located in the Faculty of Science and is one of the leading Chemistry Schools in Australia (as per national benchmarking statistics) with an international reputation for its quality research programs and postgraduate training.

We are currently seeking a Research Fellow to conduct high-quality research in the area of nanoscience, with an emphasis on synthesis, assembly and spectroscopy of nanostructures.

As the successful candidate you will be based in Chemistry and join a multidisciplinary research team, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions working under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). ACEx seeks to understand how photons interact with advanced materials in order to improve the way we harness and use light energy.

You will focus on the synthesis, assembly and investigation of well-defined hybrid nanoparticle superstructures and using advanced microscopy and 2 spectroscopy to determine their optical response.

To truly excel in this role you will have experience using advanced instrumentation, and will possess sound interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.

If you are enthusiastic at the prospect of embarking on a ground-breaking challenge, we strongly encourage you to apply! 

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs".


Dr Alison Funston, Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, +61 3 9905 6292,

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow - Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience

Closing Date

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT