Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - Materials Scientist / Physical Scientist

Adelaide, Australia
$75,888 - $102,040 per annum
10 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

$75,888-$102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term Position- 20 months

Join the Centre for Radiation Research, Education, and Innovation (CRREI) – a leading institution dedicated to advancing radiation research. As a postdoctoral materials scientist, you'll work under the guidance of Professor Nigel A. Spooner, in partnership with entX Ltd, to conduct innovative research pioneering inventive approaches for transforming radioactive waste into new energy sources.

This role offers prospects for enhancing your laboratory, analytical, and data science skills, alongside professional development. Moreover, it provides involvement with industry-integrated research and cutting-edge product development and commercialization endeavours.

To be successful you will need:

  1. Degree qualification in chemistry, physics, materials or chemical engineering or another relevant technical field.
  2. Computer literacy Including skills in data management analysis and presentation.
  3. Practical laboratory experience including microscopy and analytical instrumentation
  4. Must exhibit a high level of analytical skills.
  5. Good communication and decision-making skills and ability to work in a team environment.

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.

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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How to Apply

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 11:55pm, Sunday 8th October 2023***

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof. Nigel Spooner
School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 4852

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.