Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering

Randwick, Australia
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) is one of the nine schools within the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW. SPREE grew out of the Australian Research Council Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence in response to the growing renewable energy industry. Building on world-leading research, including holding the record for the most efficient silicon solar cell for over two decades, the school attracts leading international researchers in the area of photovoltaics.

About the role

  • $73K - $98K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term 36 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The main activities of the Postdoctoral Fellow will comprise of the development of novel passivating electron and hole contacts for silicon wafer solar cells. These positions will support the research activities of and be funded from an ARENA project (2017/RND07) which is a collaboration between UNSW Sydney, the Australian National University (ANU), Lead Micro, and EMD performance materials. The position includes the co-supervision of PhD students and leadership in process and device development.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Postgraduate degree related to photovoltaics or a relevant material science field;
  • Practical experience in material synthesis, material optimisation, silicon solar cell fabrication;
  • Thorough theoretical background in semiconductor device physics;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with peers, superiors and with an ability to communicate effectively with members of the wider community;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven track-record of publication in high-quality peer-reviewed papers or leading conferences.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

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.


Dr Bram Hoex – Deputy Head of School (Research)


Applications close: 14 March 2018

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