Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Location
Randwick, Australia
Posted
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Ref
59077
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW and the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at ANSTO in Sydney are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the study of transition metal oxide superlattices like unconventional superconductors or multiferroic materials by neutron scattering and Raman light scattering. 

About the role

  • $90K-$96K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term (2 Years)
  • Full-time (35hours/week)

The aim of the project is the study of transition metal oxide superlattices like unconventional superconductors or multiferroic materials by neutron scattering and Raman light scattering. Facilities for the growth of thin film samples using Pulsed Laser Deposition and their characterization are available at UNSW. The research program is related to thin magnetic films for applications in future spin electronics or novel sensor devices.

Motivation: In recent years, artificial multilayers consisting of transition metal oxide based high temperature superconductors have attracted much attention and opened a new field of research in condensed matter physics. For example, the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism, two competing phenomena, can be studied systematically by selectively designing multilayers consisting of two oxide materials with these two competing properties. This has become possible due to recent technological advances like the development of the method of Pulsed Laser Deposition. Our research is aimed at studying the interplay between superconducting and magnetic phenomena on the nanoscale involving artificial magnetic structures. 

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with an international team of scientists and perform state of the art experimental research at the University of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at ANSTO, and at other national as well as international research facilities:

  • Thin film growth and characterization
  • Neutron reflectometry and diffraction to investigate structural and magnetic properties of nanoscale thin films.
  • Optical spectroscopy, in particular Raman light scattering to investigate fundamental excitations.
  • Use of complementary structural and magnetic methods (including magnetometry and X-ray/synchrotron methods).

Further details

This work is part of collaboration between UNSW (Sydney) and the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at ANSTO (Sydney). 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a PhD in the relevant discipline
  • Have a strong background in condensed matter physics.
  • Hold an appropriate level of publications in leading international scientific journals. 
  • Be willing to  travel overseas for experiments, conferences, or other collaborative efforts.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in an international team.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

For further information please contact 

A/Prof. Clemens Ulrich (phone: +61 (2) 9385 7494,

email: ulrich@phys.unsw.edu.au) or

Prof. Frank Klose (phone +61 (2) 9717 3592,

email: Frank.Klose@ansto.gov.au).

Closing Date: 22 September 2017