Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Ref
16429
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The Physics discipline within the College of Science and Engineering is conducting a project funded by the Australian Research Council focused on plasma discharges for application in plasma medicine. The project aims to develop theoretical and computational models of plasma discharges interacting with liquids and soft-condensed biological matter. The Research Fellow will be responsible for developing and maintaining computer models, interacting with experimentalists from other institutions, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and other students involved in the project. 

Organisational Charts

James Cook University  

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Contribute to the development of theoretical and computational models of plasma discharges interacting with liquids and soft-condensed biological matter.
  2. Collaborate with experimentalists, students and other key project stakeholders.
  3. Contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts and reports, and the presentation of results.
  4. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities  

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.  

  1. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. 
  3. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.  

Selection Criteria 

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in Physics or a related field.
  2. Established record of research publication, relative to opportunity, with appropriate evidence of quality and impact.
  3. Demonstrated experience in theoretical modelling of charge transport in gases and soft condensed matter.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision;

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated success in obtaining research funding from grants/contracts/consultancies
  2. Proficiency in MATLAB, Python and Julia programming languages.