ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jun 2021

Job no:505501
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term, full-time position available for two years

The Grant-funded Researcher (A) will work to support the project “Smart design technology enabling the mid infrared revolution”

The successful applicant will work as part of the Fibres and Photonics Materials research group at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing within the School of Physical Sciences on a new ARC funded project looking at the development of complex optical fibre structures for mid-infrared guidance. The project has two main tasks; practical development of the fibre structures needed to tailor light guidance and; looking at developing a mathematical toolkit that can better understand glass flow to improve workflows for the creation of new structures in this project and beyond.

Due to these diverse tasks the project would best be suited to a candidate with background in one or more of the following research areas - mathematical modelling, fibre fabrication, optical science/photonics. The applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skillset through training in the other research areas during the project.

You will work in close collaboration with the US-based IRflex Corporation, one of the world leaders in mid-infrared optical fibres on this industry-driven project, as well as researchers in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the University of South Australia.

The vision of the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) is to pursue a transdisciplinary approach that brings together experimental physicists, chemists, material scientists, engineers, mathematicians, biologists and medical researchers to create new sensing and measurement technologies in order to solve major challenges.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in materials science/engineering, optical science, mathematics or a related discipline.
  • A commitment to research excellence in optical fibre development and/or mathematical modelling of viscous fluid flows.
  • Demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional and industry bodies, government and members of the community.

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 a 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, 28 June 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 31136

For a confidential discussion regarding how to apply 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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