Research Associate - Clifford Bradley Robertson and Gwendoline Florence Robertson Research Fellow

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 24 Apr 2024

Job no:516842
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Engineering and Mathematical Sciences


  • A great opportunity for an early career researcher to work at UWA under the Clifford Bradley Robertson and Gwendoline Florence Robertson Research Fellowship
  • Fixed term appointment for 2 years on a full-time basis
  • Base salary range: Level A Step 8: $103,202 plus 17% superannuation
  • Applications are open to early career researchers with a with a PhD or will have a PhD thesis completed before commencement of the position in the disciplines of physics (including material science), astrophysics and biochemistry.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Department of Physics has an international reputation for excellence in research, as recognised by the hosting of three ARC Centre Nodes for Gravitational Wave Discovery, Quantum Engineered Systems, and Dark Matter Particle Physics. It also leads in research areas including quantum and frequency metrology, quantum gravity and field, quantum information and computation, spintronics and magnetisation dynamics, terahertz and optical technology, as well as bio- and medical physics.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, provide a high level of expertise in your research area. You will prepare and submit, (or will have recently submitted) an external competitive postdoctoral Fellowship application. You will conduct research on the agreed project in conjunction with your chosen mentor until the end of this this fellowship, or when the funds from a successful fellowship are received, whichever comes first.

The appointee will be expected to undertake research will be one, or a combination, of physics (including material science), astrophysics and biochemistry, and include projects that involve collaboration with the School of Molecular Sciences

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD (or soon to be completed PhD)
  • Demonstrated commitment in participating in high quality research evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles published in respected scholarly journals and giving conference presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare a fellowship application.
  • Proven ability in independently formulating and pursuing research questions and conducting high-quality research.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles 
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team and departmental meetings, strategic planning and program development
  • The ability to supervise and train Honours, Masters and PhD students

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description [516842].pdf

In preparing your application, you are asked to address the selection criteria in the position description, upload evidence of the ability to prepare a fellowship application along with your CV. This evidence should be in the form of either a full fellowship proposal that has been submitted externally, or a three-page summary of a proposal that is in development.

Applicants with a PhD or will have a PhD thesis completed before commencement of the position are encouraged to submit their interest.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST on Wednesday, 24 April 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Vince Wallace at [email protected]

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:27 Mar 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:24 Apr 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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