Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Photovoltaics/LEDs

Sydney, Australia
24 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Research Associate (Level A), from $93,830 to $100,559 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for a period of 2 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

We are looking for a passionate researcher with an excellent track record of research in the discipline of high efficiency perovskite photovoltaics or LEDs. The successful applicant will be required to perform independent research and collaborate with our world-class research team to develop exciting new research in the area of perovskite opto-electronic devices. There will be opportunities for supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students as well.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths for future potential across other research and teaching streams of the School and contribute to the administration, outreach and promotion of the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University

About Us

The School of Engineering sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is a diverse community of academics blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery, exploration and impact. We are talented and knowledgeable engineers and form teams of innovators and creators with a passion for teaching and a strong desire to make an impact in research. The School currently has approximately 40 academics and 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

In the School of Engineering we are committed to improving the diversity of our team by building an equitable and inclusive culture. For, instance, we strongly encourage applications from experienced individuals who are looking to return to the workforce, changing career path or cannot commit to full-time work. You will have access to flexible working hours, on-site parking and generous parental leave allowances.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process with your curriculum vitae.


  • A PhD in opto-electronics (photovoltaics or LEDs) or a closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high efficiency perovskite solar cells or LEDs
  • Demonstrated track record of research with international standing
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent knowledge of the field of material sciences, opto-electronics and chemistry
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaborative work, both domestically and internationally
  • Commitment and ability to provide support to graduate and research students


  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
  • Ability to implement required health and safety policies and procedures
  • Commitment and ability to manage research facility and labs

Role Specific Enquiries:  A/Prof. Shujuan Huang at or +61 2 9850 2279.

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at

Applications Close: Sunday, 19th April 2020 at 11:55 pm

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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