Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Fri Jun 3 04:29:21 2022
  • 4306

  • Are you looking for a fixed-term (18 month) full time position?
  • Have you got an interest in investigating rare-earth nitrides for cryogenic computing applications?
  • Do you have appropriate physical-science experience and motivated to help aid research students toward their goals and you own?

Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Research Fellow within the spintronics group in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences to support and engage with the programme investigating rare-earth nitrides for cryogenic computing applications. This is a fixed-term (18 month) full time position supporting and engaging with research physicists and research students.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for our Molecular Beam Epitaxy thin film preparation laboratory.
  • Develop protocols for optimised growth and physical property tuning of thin crystalline films and devices.
  • Work closely with physicists and research students to develop the films and devices toward exploitation in prototype cryogenic data-storage (MRAM) structures.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a result-focused individual with appropriate physical-science experience and motivated to both the materials/device development and to aiding research students toward their goals and you own.

You will be ready to interact positively with both more senior scientists and more junior PhD students.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

The team in which the position lies is both intense and successful in both the fundamental-physics and applied-device directions, with ample potential for the research fellow for advancement in both materials/device and personal objectives.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 20 June 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Joe Trodahl ( ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

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