Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Research School of Physics and Engineering
Classification: Academic Level A - B
Salary package: $71,509 - 111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)
The Australian National University (ANU) is a global university that consistently ranks among the world’s finest. Its distinct intellectual capacity is reflected in 95% of its research output being ranked above world standard. This research excellence contributes to the social, economic and human capital of the nation. ANU is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital and is a partner to the Australian government and a resource for its people.
One of the reasons ANU stands apart from other universities is its ability to look beyond the day to day and address some of the biggest problems facing the world. The ANU Grand Challenge Scheme is a program that calls on researchers to identify a problem or challenge that is of world impact and national relevance. What's unique about the program is the way it seeks to bring people together from all across the University, to bring new perspectives to a major challenge confronting society.
The winner of the first round of this scheme, announced in November 2017, is the project titled ‘Our Health in Our Hands: Future Personalised Medical Technologies for Sustainable and Effective Healthcare.’ This project aims to revolutionise personalised medicine by providing new means for non-invasive collection and analysis of health data including the development of miniaturized sensors for detection of biomarkers in multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
The ANU Our Health in Our Hands (OHiOH) Grand Challenge is a highly multidisciplinary research venture that brings together academics from numerous faculties including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Humanities and Social Science to work together for an initial period of 5 years on transforming healthcare. This will be achieved through the existing synergies in the ANU Grand Challenge researchers and by recruiting talented and motivated early-career academics to join us from around the world. These new positions will be complemented by a cohort of PhD students and will work synergistically on the six key Grand Challenge Research Programs across the different ANU Research Schools and Colleges.
The Grand Challenge Research Program on Novel Miniaturized Medical Sensor Technology is now advertising three Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow positions located each in the Research Schools of Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics to work on the development of novel miniaturized biomedical sensors that can be integrated in wearable and point-of-care devices. These positions will work synergistically with the ANU Grand Challenge team benefitting from the breath of the research programs and expertise.
The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus.
For further enquiries please contact Dragomir Neshev
T: 6125 3792 or
Closing Date: 30 November 2018
Position Description: Position Description.pdf
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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
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.