Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Electronic Engineering

Sydney, Australia
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role 

The Sustainable Energy research group within the School of Engineering is currently seeking a suitably qualified electronic engineer. Reporting to the Dean of School you will have expertise in photovoltaics and nanophotonics that can complement existing activities in solar cell research at MQ.

The role requires expertise in cleanroom operations, semiconductor device modelling, optical modelling (FDTD) and semiconductor and photonic characterisation techniques.   The energy research group also requires a person who can contribute in the design, build and operation of complex laser-based semi-conductor fabrication and characterisation tools.

Qualifications and Skills 

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate:

  • Prior research expertise and technical support experience in photovoltaics and nanophotonics.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • PhD in a relevant or closely related discipline.
  • At least two years postdoctoral research experience or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • A track record of publications in high quality domestic or international journals.
  • Experience providing technical support in the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the staff of the Faculty and with other members of the University

Salary Package: from $88,420 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A) or $99,879 - $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term (2 years)

Specific Role Enquiries: rofessor Darren Bagnall on or +61 2 9850 9071

Applications Close: Sunday, 21 January 2018 at 11:55p, AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.