Associate Research Fellow in Chemistry

Wollongong, Illawarra, Australia
$76,325 - $89,591
09 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed term, full time appointment (3 years)

Join a team of researchers who are at the cutting edge of developing and applying new and innovative materials. The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) is a purpose-built facility at UOW’s Innovation Campus helping transform multi-functional materials research into commercial reality.

This job will investigate the physical and electrochemical properties of a series of specially-designed electrode materials suitable for potassium-ion storage by combining predictions, computations and experiments. It will address a number of cutting-edge technologies and will target interdisciplinary approaches to developing solutions.

One of the key responsibilities’ of this role is to explore novel electrode materials with excellent potassium-ion storage performance and understand their electrochemical reactions and charge transfer pathways. With a view to gaining insights into the charge transfer mechanism of potassium ions in the electrode material, and the electrochemically active phase transformation in the electrochemical reactions – knowledge of which will be used to improve electrochemical performance.

You will work collaboratively with a broad network of researchers to help prepare samples and run characterisation experiments, process and analyse data, and improve data visualization in research results for publication in high-impact journals.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Zaiping Guo on + 61 2 4221 5225.