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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
$78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent funded) appointment for 24 months

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

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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.

The Position

An opportunity exists for early career researcher to join the Materials Physics Group, within the Research School of Physics. The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will undertake research on high temperature laboratory scale assimilation tests of geological materials. The candidate will characterise material via 2D and 3D imaging methods and material changes during assimilation will be described. This position requires collaborative engagement with industry partners and commercial stakeholders.

The Person

To excel in this role, you will have a PhD (or awarding of PhD within 6 months of appointment commencement) in materials science, metallurgy, physics, engineering or relevant field.  We are looking for early career researcher with excellent interpersonal skills and the capable of developing productive, professional relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Physics here.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Mark Knackstedt on T: +61 2 6125 51015 E:  

To Apply

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

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • A statement 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 you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 9371. 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.

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 at: Dec 7 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

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