Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: about 9 hours ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; 17 Oct 2021 11:55 PM

Job no:505925
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A, Level B

(Level A or B) $89,610 to $100,933 per annum, plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed-term position available for 12 months

Make significant contributions to the state-of-the-art Modelling of materials used for Solid-State Quantum Sensors

Working in close collaboration with our research partners from the industry and government sector and other research providers to develop next-generation of Solid-State Quantum Sensors. This position is particularly focused on research on inventing new knowledge and tools for the optimisation of materials used for ultra-high-performance sensors of E-M fields. 

You will be expected to carry out research and development activities that would have a significant impact on our industry collaborators’ abilities to design, evaluate, deploy, and operate quantum sensing devices. This position also presents several opportunities to engage and collaborate with our international collaborators in Europe and the USA.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • PhD in Physics or in Electronic Engineering.
  • Demonstrated research capability in condensed matter physics applied to the study of superconducting and semiconducting device systems.
  • Demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • Finite Element Analysis and/or Finite Difference Time Domain modelling using sophisticated packages such as COMSOL or CST such as for FEM Electromagnetics capabilities or fluid mechanics FEM capabilities.
  • Experience in the modelling of electronics devices and in electronic design and fabrication.

In addition to the above to be successful at Level B, you will also need:

  • Successful track record of securing research funding from ARC and or industry sources.

The appointment to this role is subject to a National Police Check and a requirement to obtain and maintain a baseline Australian Government security clearance. This requires that the candidate be an Australian Citizen.

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 have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 17 October 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Giuseppe Carlo Tettamanzi
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 30248

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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