Research Fellow, Materials and Nanofabrication

Melbourne, Australia
£54,827.19 - £65,108.51 per annum + super 17%
16 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Our Organisation

RMIT's College of Science, Engineering and Health comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

TMOS will develop the next-generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. By harnessing the ground-breaking concept of meta-optics, the Centre will overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale. The Centre brings together a trans-disciplinary team of world-leaders in science, technology and engineering to deliver scientific innovations in optical systems for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

TMOS at RMIT researchers will utilise state of the art fabrication facilities including at the Micro Nano Research Facility. They will be part of the vibrant and multi-award winning Functional Materials and Microsystems research group.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Fellows x2 will be a part of the RMIT node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS). The Research Fellows will be expected to undertake research activities in line with the Centres strategy. The position will involve a combination of independent and collaborative research which has a significant impact in the area of nano-optical devices and applied technologies.

The Research Fellows role is primarily to plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects that are aligned with the objectives of the ARC Centre of Excellence for TMOS. They will also contribute to ongoing related research projects and in postgraduate research training.

Your Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have an emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs evidenced by publications and development of new research initiatives and industry links.

Research Fellow - Nanofabrication, you will have experience in nanofabrication (particularly electron beam lithography), microfabrication, thin film processing, and materials characterisation.

Research Fellow - Materials, you will be experienced with thin film deposition of oxides and chalcogenides (particularly sputtering), microfabrication, materials characterisation and in polymer based fabrication processes. Key to these roles will be your ability to grow networks and build research collaborations.

Your Qualifications- Required: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

*Special Measures

RMIT is committed in driving progression towards gender equality and ensuring the diversity in our organisation is balanced at every level.

Were proud members of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN Program to support gender equity and diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines, and its Bronze Medal recipient.

Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act permits the University to conduct female only recruitment in addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation in Science, Engineering and Business, IT and Logistics schools. The Racial Discrimination Act permits special measures that foster greater racial equality in the Australian community.

RMIT's School of Engineering will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified women, gender diverse or Indigenous candidates for this position.

To Apply

Please submit your resume, optional cover letter and address to the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description (as a separate document) via our careers portal with job #590768 or click the "apply" button on this page.

**Please select from the drop down in the application form to indicate which role you are applying for (Nanofabrication or Materials or both).

For further information about the role please reach out to Professor Madhu Bhaskaran via email or via phone +61 3 9925 0441

We have implemented 'Achievement Relative to Opportunity (ARtO) principles within our recruitment-related policies and processes - further details on our careers page advert.

Applications close: 11:55 pm Sunday 1 November 2020

Please note, that due to the impacts of COVID-19 we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions.