Postdoctoral Fellow, Nonlinear Physics Centre

Canberra, Australia
08 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

College Overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Position overview

The Australian National University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy electronics Technology (FLEET) seeks  a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct experimental research in the field of exciton-polariton physics in semiconductor microcavities. The appointee is expected to operate the state of the art low-temperature exciton-polariton experimental facility in the Polariton BEC Laboratory and lead the extension of the experiment to room-temperature atomically thin materials platform. The position will be located at the Nonlinear Physics Centre within the Research School of Physics and Engineering of the ANU College of Science.

The ARC Centre of Excellence FLEET aims to reduce the energy used by electronics by developing novel devices based on topological materials, exciton/exciton-polariton condensates, and non-equilibrium topological and superfluid phenomena. The FLEET research program spans various platforms ranging from ultra-cold atoms to atomically thin materials. FLEET is committed to raising profile of the physics research in the wider community, and the appointed Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to contribute at least 20 hours of science outreach activities per year.

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. In particular, FLEET offers women-specific mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for women scientists to create a gender equity at the workplace and retain female scientists. FLEET supports flexible work arrangements and focus on outputs rather than physical attendance. For more information about FLEET Equity and Diversity Policy, visit:

Enquiries Contact: Elena Ostrovskaya,

E: or

T: 02 6125 3798

Closing Date: 5 November 2018

Position Description: Position Description Final.doc

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

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