Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Boroondara, Australia
03 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contribute to our research excellence and innovative culture
  • Academic Level A: $64,501-$87,280 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, 2 years fixed term position based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne has an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and impact through active research engagement with industry, business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our place within a number of prestigious world academic rankings.

We invite an enthusiastic and professional Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to experimental research with the aim of developing a commercially valid prototype of super capacitor batteries. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in the Centre for Micro-Photonics and optimize large scale graphene super capacitator suitable for high capacitance graphene capacitators. This is an exciting project that will allow contributions to the Centre’s research output in high impact publications.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you need to have a PhD in Physics, Optics, Material Science or related discipline. You must be able to demonstrate combination of expertise in electrochemical energy storage conversion and specialisation in nanomaterials characterisation using TEM/STEM/EELS and extensive experience in preparing super capacitators or lithium ion battery electrodes.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Swinburne is committed to advancing gender equality in academia, particularly in STEM disciplines. Swinburne was one of the first Australian universities to join the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot to improve the promotion and retention of women and gender minorities in STEM. We also welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Professor Baohua Jia (, +61 3 9214 4819).
If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position Number: 33108

Applications close: 5 pm Friday 18th August 2017