Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Queensland
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,324
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Fast track your career with our early career academic development program

  • Access grant writing support and greater research funding opportunities

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to engage in research activities of the School, and play a pivotal role in developing terahertz photonics technology in the context of imaging and sensing and to contribute to teaching and student supervision. We seek to appoint an enthusiastic team player who can operate at the leading edge of research with interest in developing new terahertz technology and methodology.

    Key responsibilities include: 1. Research
  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.

  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

  • 2. Supervision and Researcher Development
  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).

  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.

  • Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • 3. Citizenship and Service
  • Demonstrate citizenship behaviours that align to the UQ values.

  • Shows leadership of self through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit

  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.

  • Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.

  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.

  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

  • 4. Teaching
  • Provide support to relevant T&R staff for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

  • Provide support in supervision at honours and postgraduate level and participate in events to attract postgraduate students.

  • This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for 3 years. At Academic level A the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,324.85 - $102,945.12, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $90,470.08 - $120,445.79 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You
  • Completed PhD degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Experience with the design, development and applications in the field of Terahertz and mid infrared (MIR) scattering Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM) is essential.

  • Background in working with THz quantum-cascade lasers.

  • Experience in the design and application of state-of-the-art THz imaging and spectroscopy systems.

  • Experience with laser-feedback interferometry (self-mixing) with Quantum-Cascade Lasers.

  • Investigating imaging and spectroscopy applications, with the focus on biological and biomedical systems including in the near-field.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, especially in multidisciplinary projects.

  • High-level of effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to relate to students.

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in a relevant discipline and ability to develop innovative research programs in the field.

  • Established record of publication in high-ranking refereed journals. An ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the discipline area at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Aleksandar Rakic [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter responding to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 17 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-40544)

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