Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics

Sydney, Australia
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Physics operates within the Faculty of Science, UNSW and is one of the leading Physics departments in Australia. We have a strong teaching and research culture and our staff is conducting cutting edge research in astrophysics, physics, theoretical physics, acoustics, and biophysics. The School also hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and is a key participant in the ARC Centre for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies and the ARC Centre for Exciton Science.

About the role

  • $75K-$100K plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fixed Term – 18 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position is a joined position between the UNSW and the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at ANSTO. The aim of the project is the study of transition metal oxide superlattices like unconventional superconductors or multiferroic materials by neutron scattering and Raman light scattering. The research program is related to thin magnetic films for applications in future spin electronics or novel sensor devices.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in the relevant discipline and an appropriate level of relevant publications.
  • Demonstrated experience in condensed matter physics.
  • Demonstrated experience in optical spectroscopy or as a user of large-scale research facilities like neutron sources or synchrotron light sources.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and scientific communication.
  • Demonstrated capability to produce high quality research publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of Physics.
  • Willing to travel overseas for experiments, conferences or collaborative research.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Clemens Ulrich


Applications close: November 29th, 2018

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