Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Chemist

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
$79,170.68 - $84,985.56
21 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) draws together expertise from Chemistry and Physics in a combined facility ( COPE has >20 senior research staff, postdoctoral fellows and research students and is housed in newly refurbished laboratories on the 9th Floor of the Chemistry building that include state-of-the-art synthesis and materials characterisation facilities; a Class 1000 clean room incorporating gloveboxes with integral evaporators for device fabrication; and prototype measurement capability. The laboratory is located on the St. Lucia campus, one of the most spacious and attractive university campuses in Australia. COPE is located within the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB), which combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molcular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit.

The Centre has extensive experimental and theoretical research programs in optoelectronic organic materials for organic photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors and circuit elements, organic chemisensors and unconventional superconductors. The Centre is a partner in the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) along with the University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, Monash University and CSIRO. ACAP is a Strategic Research Initiative funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) through its USASEC program, and also involves US-based universities and national laboratory partners. This postdoctoral research fellow position is directly associated with this program.

The role

We seek applications from suitably qualified candidates to synthesise and characterise functional "organic" photovoltaic materials.

The position is funded under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics (ACAP) program and closely aligned with work programs in earth abundant photovoltaic technologies and solar cell fundamental understanding. 

The person   

The applicant should possess a PhD or post-doctoral experience in a relevant area of synthetic chemistry. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career and possess good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytical skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3-4 years depending on the date of appointment at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range  of $79,170 - $84,985 p.a. (2016 rate - indexed annually) plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

Position Description

499821_Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Synthetic Chemist).pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Paul Burn at

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