Postdoctoral / Research Fellow, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
$78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Fixed Term, Full-Time (3 years)
Position description & Selection Criteria: Position Description and Selection Criteria_TMOS Postdoctoral or Research Fellow.pdf

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

The Position

This is a key role in a friendly, motivated team undertaking independent research in the area of epitaxial growth of novel compound semiconductors nanostructures, with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national level.

With no two days being the same, this role is integral to the delivery/support of a project hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS), led by Chief Investigator Professor Hoe Tan at the ANU.

The Person

We are looking for a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. You will have a PhD or progress towards a PhD in Physics, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent, with a track record of independent research in the above fields as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. You will also have the ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research specifically in the area of epitaxial growth of novel compound semiconductors nanostructures.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and world class facilities of the Research School of Physics here. Engage with the TMOS community via TMOS Twitter account.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Hoe Tan on T: +61 (02) 6125 0356, E:

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a:

  • 30 minute interview using behavioural interview questions

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 6866. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 22 March 2023