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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Material Physics

Canberra, Australia
$80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Permanent, Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded), funded until 5 May 2027

The Position

This role is central to an ambitious team focused on innovative research in the utilization of Germanium (Ge) and Ge alloys for mid-infrared photodetectors, and the creation of novel carbon structures under high pressure. It’s a multifaceted position that combines experimental oversight with analytical strength and strong communication skills.

The selected candidate will spearhead a range of experiments, from ion-implantation to electron microscopy, Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy, and diamond anvil cell synthesis. This role demands technical expertise, the ability to analyse complex data, and a collaborative spirit to work closely with team members in designing and executing experiments. A key aspect of this role involves collaborating with staff and students to design experiments and mentor students through their research projects. The researcher will play a pivotal role in coordinating experiment allocation across different teams to ensure efficient progress.

The Person

We are looking for a qualified physicist with experience in Group 14 materials synthesis and complex characterisation using spectroscopy and electron microscopy techniques. We are looking for a strong team member with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and clients. 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 Jodie Bradby on T: +61 2 6125 4916 E:

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.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

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.

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.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: 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 at: Jul 14 2024 at 23:55 AEST

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