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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN META-OPTICAL DEVICES

Job no: 0051028

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

  • A fantastic opportunity to join the ARC Centre of Excellence in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS)
  • Bring your experience in nanoscience or optics to a diverse team driving innovation in the field of meta-optics
  • 3 year Fixed-Term contract open to female or Indigenous candidates

The University of Melbourne seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women and Indigenous people in areas where they have been traditionally under-represented.  Consistent with this, the Melbourne School of Engineering is seeking to increase the representation of Indigenous people and women in the academic workforce.  Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), the Melbourne School of Engineering will, therefore, only consider applications from suitably qualified women or Indigenous candidates for this position.

Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) recognises that engineered systems of present and future significance increasingly have connections to all three.

We are the oldest engineering school in Australia – initially founded in 1861 – and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers passionate about addressing major challenges of today and into the future.

The position will also involve collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s School of Physics in the Faculty of Science. The School is one of Austalia’s leading Physics Schools and has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. Other nodes of TMOS are based at the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia, RMIT University and University of Technology Sydney.

The opportunity
MSE is seeking to appoint an emerging academic with a background in nanoscience or optics to join the ARC Centre of Excellence in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS). TMOS is an exciting collaboration of leading local and international universities as well as global industry to create revolutionary optics-based technologies. The Centre aims to deliver scientific innovations with significant commercial application and lead the future of meta-optics.

Under the supervision of Prof Ken Crozier and Prof Ann Roberts the Research Fellow will work on the experimental realisation of new nano-optical devices and their incorporation into optical systems. You will design and simulate meta-optical devices, undertake nanofabrication to realise the devices, and develop new methods to characterise them optically and/or electrically.

Diversity and inclusion
We believe that diversity is the key to innovation, diversity and an inclusive culture drive the scientific excellence of TMOS. We aim to develop a multidisciplinary, dynamic, interactive and collaborative culture fostering future research leaders.

The Centre will offer a range of initiatives to support this including a mentoring program to enhance your professional capabilities and carer grants to support our Centre members with caring / family responsibilities to participate in professional activities.

You will be
A passionate researcher with demonstrated experience in your field as evidenced by your publication record. You will be excited by the opportunity to work in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to thrive in a collaborative environment. Your motivation to conduct research of the highest quality coupled with strong organisational skills will be critical to your success.

You will have

  • A PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant area of electrical and electronic engineering or physics, including nanoscience or optics;
  • Demonstrated ability in experimental cleanroom nanofabrication and characterisation and/or developing and using custom optical systems;
  • Expertise in relevant theory and modelling, experimental semiconductor device physics and electronics and experience in attracting funding through competitive grant applications will be highly regarded;

What we offer you
We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply
Please note that applications will be prioritised from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. We warmly welcome applications from international applicants to be considered for future opportunities and all applications will be considered provided they meet the requirements of the role.

Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Apply online, complete the application and upload your CV.

While we review your application, get to know us by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-mse/why-join-mse

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