Grant-Funded Researcher (A), School of Physical Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
(Level A) $89,610 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation
17 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $89,610 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full-time position for 2 years with possibility of extension.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of Australia’s most well-funded applied physics research groups with outstanding connections to end-users. If you have a passion to see your efforts translated into real-world devices then this is the position for you.

The successful applicant will work as part of a large research team that is delivering a range of high precision atomic clocks.

The position will be appointed into one of Australia’s best funded research groups that is working at the leading edge of precision experimental physics. You will work closely with a team of 10 people, in partnership with Defence, collectively developing a range of devices that will have a high impact and public profile. The project will be undertaken in the positive, supportive and ambitious environment that exists within the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide.

IPAS has an annual research budget of more than $15M p.a., a membership of more than 250 people, and is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the CBD campus of the University of Adelaide. IPAS has available a superb range of optical diagnostic and manufacturing equipment, precision manufacturing (3D metal and plastics printing), glass and optical fibre manufacture and MBE semiconductor manufacturing.   Equally importantly, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through a high-performing and professional team. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in experimental physics.
  • Hands on experience of laser physics including design and construction of robust laser systems and modelling of lasing in 3 or 4 level gain media.
  • Advanced analytical and computational skills, including data collection and analysis, and a demonstrated ability to perform numerical and symbolic calculations.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.

Please note, the successful applicant must be eligible for an Australian Department of Defence Baseline Security Clearance.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for the opportunity.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 16th September 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Georgina Sylvia
Project Manager, IPAS
P: +61 (8) 831 36327

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.