Postdoctoral Fellow in Renewable Energy

Randwick, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 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 industry of renewable energy. 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 photovoltaic.

Our academic staff has been consistently ranked amongst the leaders worldwide in the photovoltaic field through international peer review. This team has been responsible for developing the most successfully commercialised new photovoltaic technology in the last 30 years.

About the role

  • $73K - $98K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term 24 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist to carry out original research and support existing and future PhD students within Professor Thorsten Trupke’s research projects, within the School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW. The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist to develop new research directions and collaborations and participate in the recently granted ARENA project 2017/RND2017.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A PhD in Renewable Energy, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or another closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated research experience in the characterisation of semiconductors and other electronic materials, ideally with a strong background in solar cell characterisation
  • Demonstrated familiarity with common characterisation equipment and related software
  • Demonstrated background in the analysis of thin film solar cell materials, e.g. Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe, Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenide (CIGS), Copper-Zinc, Tin-Sulfide (CZTS) solar cells and solar cell materials.
  • Previous experience with the quantitative analysis of luminescence data.
  • Excellent communications skills and demonstrated ability to work with all stakeholders within multidisciplinary teams

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.


Professor Thorsten Trupke, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering


Applications close: 3 May 2018

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