Diversity in FLEET Research Fellowship – 2 Positions Available

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 03 Dec 2021

  • Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)
  • 2 x Full time (part time available), fixed term positions available until Dec 2023
  • Academic Level A.6: $89,355 plus 17% super

About the Job
Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is seeking to appoint two outstanding early-career candidates, Diversity in FLEET Research Fellows to perform research at relevant FLEET node/s as determined by the candidates’ expertise and research aspirations. For information about the FLEET research themes, please visit fleet.org.au/innovate.

Opportunities to work across nodes are possible and encouraged, and at Swinburne the relevant research areas include:
• ultrafast spectroscopy and control of 2D materials to realise optically driven quantum and/or topological phase transitions with Prof Jeff Davis;
• ultrafast coherent spectroscopy to quantify and understand the interactions and dynamics of exciton polaritons in different material systems with Prof Jeff Davis;
• experimental studies of ultracold quantum gases of neutral atoms, with a key aim to characterise non-equilibrium and topological phenomena in atomic superfluids with Prof Chris Vale.

The Fellowship is open to individuals from an under-represented group in Australian STEM fields, or who have experienced uncommon hardship. Examples include, but are not limited to someone who:
• Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
• Has a disability or who cares for a person with a disability;
• Identifies as LGBTIQA+;
• Is from a disadvantaged, rural/remote area or low socio-economic background;
• Is from a refugee background; or
• Has experienced uncommon hardship, which could include, but are not limited to experiences such as domestic violence or health issues.

The appointment is for up to two years (at a full-time load), with part-time arrangements available. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the research experience and performance standards for academic Levels A. Candidates within 5 years of the conferral date of their PhD or equivalent research higher degree are eligible to apply. The eligibility period may be extended to take into account career interruptions.

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment that resolves conflicts between scientific research and personal circumstances or identity. In particular, FLEET offers mentoring programs and other career development initiatives for all researchers to create equity at the workplace and retain scientists from under-represented groups. FLEET supports family-friendly and flexible work arrangements, including part-time employment options, to focus on outputs rather than physical attendance.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) aims to reduce the energy used by electronics by developing novel devices based on topological materials, exciton/exciton-polariton condensates, and non-equilibrium topological and superfluid phenomena. The FLEET research program spans theory and experiment, science and engineering, and uses various platforms ranging from ultra-cold atoms to atomically thin materials.

Enabled by the new science of atomically thin materials, FLEET brings together over 40 world-leading experts to develop a new generation of ultra-low-power devices. Headquartered at Monash University, the FLEET network comprises 20 chief investigators at seven Australian institutions and 53 partner and associate investigators at 27 institutions worldwide, and over 100 HDR students and postdoctoral fellows. The team is highly interdisciplinary with high-profile researchers from atomic physics, condensed matter physics, materials science, electronics, nanofabrication and atomically thin materials.

With over $40M investment from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and contributing organisations, FLEET is poised to make a significant global impact in the electronics and energy sectors. By building strategic and strong partnerships with Australian and international industry, research institutions and government, FLEET aim to build capacity for advanced electronics research in Australia and train the workforce for the next generation of electronic materials researchers and future semiconductor industry. To learn more about FLEET, please visit our website: fleet.org.au.
About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you
To be suitable for the role you will have:
A PhD in physics, material science or related field
Demonstrated potential to engage in research relevant to the strategic needs of the area
Developing or established track record of independent, original research evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
Commitment to science communication and outreach activities

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Prof. Jeff Davis (jdavis@swin.edu.au)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Diversity and Inclusion
Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:
• Reconciliation Action Plan
• Charter of Cultural Diversity
• Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
• Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website . We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support
We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 3rd December 2021
(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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