Research Associate in Physics

Sydney, Australia
14 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2019
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 UNSW’s Faculty of Science. We have a strong teaching and research culture and our staff is conducting research in astrophysics, physics, theoretical physics, acoustics, and biophysics. Currently the School has some 30 permanent academic staff, approximately 50 research staff and 15 support staff.

About the role

  • $75K-$100K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term March 2019 – Dec 2020
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Research Associate will perform independent research on theoretical condensed matter physics as part of the UNSW node of the newly established ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies. The focus of the work will be quantum transport in topological materials as part of the effort to achieve room-temperature dissipationless transport. The role of Research Associate will interact closely with the theoretical and experimental researchers in the centre.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Physics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of solid state physics, quantum transport theory, many-body physics, and topological phenomena.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and scientific communication.
  • Demonstrated strong numerical skills.
  • Strong publication record in high quality journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of Physics.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting research outcomes to audiences at seminars and international forums.
  • 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. References will be requested at a later stage.


Dimi Culcur


Applications close: March 15th, 2019

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