Research Fellow, Growth and Electronic Properties of Topological Materials

Melbourne, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
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 17% employer superannuation)

  • Rewarding Postdoctoral Research position in experimental condensed matter physics
  • Innovative and creative research and teaching environment
  • Perform world-class research at Monash University, one of Australia’s top research universities

The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of experimental condensed matter physics and surface science.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct research into the growth (via molecular beam epitaxy) of novel two-dimensional electronic materials such as topological Dirac semimetals and topological insulators, that are then characterised by angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, and low-temperature transport;
  • Publish research outcomes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, contribute to high-profile conferences and workshops;
  • Assist in the supervision of MSc and PhD students;

The successful applicant must hold a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or a closely related field. Experience in molecular beam epitaxy growth, ultra-high vacuum systems and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy techniques and/or transport measurements is highly desirable.

Equity and Diversity

The School of Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. In 2015 the School received a Bronze Pleiades Award – Recognising Commitment to Advancing Women in Astronomy. This is an important first step in affirming women within the School, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena Swan Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Monash University is invested in increasing the representation of women in the fields of physics, nanoscience and materials engineering. Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged.

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


Dr Mark Edmonds, Lecturer, +61 3 9905 3630,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 16 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT