Postdoctoral Fellow in Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Sydney, Australia
21 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 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.

The purpose of this role is to conduct high impact research in the ‘Efficient Adamantine Thin-Film on Silicon Tandem Cells’ project, focusing on materials synthesis, first principle calculation. The academic is expected to carry out activities that will develop their scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally.

About the role

  • Level A - $91,743– A$98,127 per annum (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (Up to 12 months) - with view to extend for additional 24 months
  • Full-time position (35 hours per week)

The postdoctoral Fellow will develop solar cells made from abundant and environmentally-friendly materials for single junction thin film solar cells and Si-based tandem solar cells.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in material, physics, chemistry, with research experience in chalcogenide (such as CIGS, CZTS, CdTe) solar cells
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse range of students and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety and knowledge of equal opportunity principles

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application. 

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Dr Xiaojing Hao, UNSW Scientia Fellow, ARC DECRA, Senior Lecturer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering


Applications close: 21st July 2018