Senior Physicist - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Jul 2021

Job no:505704
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level C

(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term, full-time position available for two years with possibility of extension

This is a unique opportunity to lead one of Australia’s most successful applied physics research groups who have outstanding connections to a wide range of major sponsors

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) , one of six Research Institutes at the University of Adelaide, fosters excellence in research in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry.

IPAS has an annual research budget of more than $15M p.a., a membership of more than 250 people, and is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the CBD campus of the University of Adelaide. IPAS has available a superb range of optical diagnostic and manufacturing equipment, precision manufacturing (3D metal and plastics printing), glass and optical fibre manufacture and MBE semiconductor manufacturing. Equally importantly, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through a high-performing and professional team. This team provides the means for the successful candidate to lift their career to the next level.

We seek to appoint an individual who is on an ambitious career trajectory. In this role you will lead a cohesive team of 25 staff and students who work at the leading-edge of modern precision measurement. We are looking for someone that will support the researchers in existing programs while also establishing and maintaining a dynamic research program in their own field. The successful appointee will be an active contributor to the vibrant interdisciplinary culture of IPAS as well as to the research and outreach activities in the School of Physical Sciences and the wider academic community.

IPAS is a diverse, supportive, and collegiate workplace and it is important that all members show awareness of these values. In light of that, we especially encourage applications from women to ensure that we have a representative workforce. More broadly, the University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strongly encourages Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position to apply.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Experimental Physics.
  • Demonstrated outstanding publication track record in leading scientific journals.
  • A record of invited talks at scientific conferences
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding for experimental physics research.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large research group to a successful outcome

Must be eligible for Australian Department of Defence Security Clearance.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria.

Applications close 11:55pm, 11 July 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Georgina Sylvia
Project Manager, IPAS
P: +61 (8) 831 36327

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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