Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales School of Materials Science and Engineering


Postdoctoral Fellow

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the top ranked Materials programs in the Asia-Pacific regions and strongly positioned in every facet of materials science and engineering. It offers undergraduate programs in Materials Science and Engineering (Honours), as well as a number of combined degree programs with Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Commerce.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out research involving halide perovskite films and nanocrystals for optoelectronic and sensing applications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to assist in the supervision of research students, lab management, and the engagement and leadership in the institution.

About the role

  • $98K - $106K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Professor Tom Wu in The School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Prepare high-quality hybrid perovskite films/nanocrystals and develop high performance perovskite devices for optoelectronics or other applications.
  • Evaluate the structural, optical, and electrical properties.
  • Set up and work on facilities for studying electronic and sensing devices.
  • Spectroscopic study such as ultrafast optical spectroscopy and low temperature optical spectroscopy.
  • Assist in the supervision of postgraduate students working on functional materials.
  • Prepare presentations and progress reports.
  • Be active in the dissemination of research outcomes, in particular through publication of papers in leading international refereed journals.
  • Liaise effectively with academic and technical staff.
  • Other duties as assigned in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Strong track record in research on functional materials, particularly hybrid perovskites, and characterisation techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in optoelectronics device fabrication techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish high-quality journal papers in high-impact journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to present research findings as evidenced by presentations at conferences or other venues.
  • Strong organisational skills including the ability to prioritise a range of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

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 to the contact listed.

Tom Wu
Applications close: July 22nd, 2021 

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Advertised: 25 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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