Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Australian National University, Australian

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Australian National University, Australian invites application for postdoctoral fellow position for candidates having PhD in physics, chemistry engineering or materials science or equivalent qualifications.

About- The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Location- The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Australian National University, Australian

Research/Job Area- Physics, chemistry engineering or materials science or equivalent qualifications


  1. A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in physics, chemistry engineering or materials science or equivalent qualifications and experience in a related area, with a track record of independent research in the field of nano-materials fabrication and characterisation as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences.
    2. Evidence of the ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the field of nano-materials fabrication and characterisation. Experience that is relevant to experimental research in some or all of the following areas: ion modification of materials, nano-fabrication, synchrotron based analytical techniques, membrane science, 2D materials. Specific research experience in small angle x-ray scattering, swift heavy ion irradiation, thin film deposition, and/or graphene manipulation would be an advantage but is not essential.
    3. An ability and commitment to contribute to bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborate research activities.
    4. Ability and willingness to contribute to teaching within the scope of the project
  2. The ability to assist in the supervision of students working on research projects.
    6. The ability to work as part of a team and to deadlines.
    7. Excellent oral and written English language skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff and students in a cross-disciplinary environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels.
    8. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.

Job/Position Description- The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering conducts world leading research in Materials and Device Physics and Engineering. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for work on the fabrication and characterisation of functional nanopore membranes related to a project funded by the Australian Research Council. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to contribute towards the research effort of the institution and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to the particular field of research.

How to Apply- In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria of the level that you wish to apply for
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

For Contact- Associate Professor Patrick Kluth.  T: +61 2 6125 0358 E: [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 30 Jun 2018 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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