Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics

Canberra, Australia
02 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $70,107 - $88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms:  Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

Position overview

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in experimental physics of exciton polaritons. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct experimental research in the field of exciton-polariton physics in semiconductor microcavities within the Australian National University (ANU) node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) located at the Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering. The Postdoctoral Fellow will operate the state of the art low-temperature exciton-polariton experimental facility and lead the extension of the experiment to room-temperature atomically thin materials platform. The candidates is expected to have an in-depth knowledge of experimental exciton-polariton physics, spectroscopic characterisation of semiconductor microcavities, and time-resolved imaging. The initial appointment is for two years, with possibility for extension.

The ARC Centre of Excellence FLEET aims to reduce the energy used by electronics by developing novel devices based on topological materials, exciton/exciton-polariton condensates, and non-equilibrium topological and superfluid phenomena. The FLEET research program spans various platforms ranging from ultra-cold atoms to atomically thin materials. For more information on the program please visit:

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. In particular, FLEET offers women-specific mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for women scientists to create a gender equity at the workplace and retain female scientists. FLEET supports flexible work arrangements and focus on outputs rather than physical attendance. See FLEET Equity and Diversity policy for more detail:

This position is located within the Research School of Physics and Engineering, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The Research School of Physics and Engineering represents Australia's largest University based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national research facilities and hundreds of academics, technical staff and students who form the Schools greatest asset, its people. The research encompasses a large number or areas from quantum science to string theory.

For more information, please contact: Dr Elena Ostrovskaya, P: 61253798 or E:

Closing date: 31 December 2017

Position description:  Postdoc Fellow_FLEET_A - Position Description.doc

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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