Postdoctoral Fellow in Electrical Engineering

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 36 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Postdoctoral Fellow will develop novel fabrication processes of transition metal oxides (TMO) for selective contact applications and the development of new solar cells structures based on these processes.

The position includes a co-supervision of a PhD student, assisting in managing the project and strong leadership in other related projects.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaic Engineering or Physics focusing on passivated contacts for solar cells applications.
  • Proven experience (more than 3 years) of using PECVD and ALD systems.
  • Proven experience (more than 3 years) in fabrication of silicon solar cells, characterisation of silicon wafers and silicon solar cells, and in using PECVD and ALD systems.
  • Proven experience (more than 3 years) in characterisation of silicon wafers and silicon solar cells.  
  • Demonstrated publication record in highly-ranked scientific journals. First-author publications related to passivated contacts and surface passivation for photovoltaic devices are required for this position.
  • Thorough theoretical background in semiconductor device physics.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to provide support to co-workers and to foster a strong and effective team environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively solve problems and work with limited supervision.

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 Ziv Hameiri, Senior Lecturer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering


Applications close: 3rd May 2018

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