Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Sydney, Australia
26 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to be part of a research project in solid state chemistry
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Chemistry
  • Full-time Level A, fixed term 2 years with a base salary of $93K - $103K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry to undertake research and who has expertise in the synthesis, structural and physical property characterisation of metal oxides. 

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the group of Prof. Chris Lingona project funded by the Australian Research Council grant. The project focuses on the design, synthesis and characterisation of solid-state electrolyte and electrode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries.

In addition to our in-house facilities, the project will make extensive use of the neutron and X-ray scattering beamlines at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering in Sydney and the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, respectively. Some travel to other major facilities may also be required. Sample preparation, analysis, battery construction and performance testing will be conducted at The University of Sydney.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry and Electrochemistry who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in chemistry, physics or materials science
  • demonstrated skills in solid-state materials research including synthesis and characterisation
  • experience in solid-state ionic conduction and/or electrochemistry
  • experience in structural characterisation usingscattering and/or spectroscopic methods
  • excellent organisational and communication skills
  • experience in research record keeping and the preparation of research papers for publication.

About us

The School of Chemistry is a very large research-active school comprising over 30 full-time academic staff and approximately 100 research staff, 100 research students and 34 technical, professional and administrative staff. We administer and deliver undergraduate teaching for approx. 2500 students.

The School uses services provided by the Faculty as support in safety. However, roles described within this position focus on local chemical knowledge and associated documentation that require continual review and updating, with audits and inspections to ensure compliance.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1406/1120F to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 6 January 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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