RESEARCH FELLOW IN MATERIALS SPECTROSCOPY (ACEX) - 2 POSITIONS
Job no: 0053080
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super
About the role
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is a multi-disciplinary and
multi-institutional research centre working to understand, examine and
manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in
advanced molecular materials. The Centre has nodes at The University of
Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, The University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney.
The Centre is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian
Research Council with funding through to the end of 2023.
The incumbent will be required to work collaboratively across the Centre nodes
and research areas and hold a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, or physics.
The position is located at the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne
under the supervision of Prof Ken Ghiggino and Professor Trevor Smith and will
work within Platforms 1.1 (Excitonic Light Management) and 2.1 (Control of
Excitons) of the Centre. The overarching goal of Platform 1.1 is to control
the energy and spatial dimension of light to develop systems capable of
exceeding the Schockley Queisser limit of solar cell efficiency, while for
Platform 2.1 the goal is to develop methods to control quantum excitonic
phenomena. The position will focus on applying transient laser spectroscopy
techniques to (i) investigate new materials for near infrared light
upconversion to improve solar conversion efficiencies and (ii) manipulate
energy and electron transfer processes in model systems and polymeric
materials. The appointee will work closely with other nodes of the Centre to
achieve the platform goals, to be involved in supervision of undergraduate and
postgraduate research projects and take on a leadership role in the day-to-day
operations of the Ultrafast and Microspectroscopy Laboratories at the
University of Melbourne.
Please be aware that only applicants who are currently living in Australia
(or those who are not affected by travel restrictions) and have full rights
to work in Australia will be considered for this position.
Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in chemistry, physics or a
Demonstrated experience in working in a laboratory environment
A demonstrated aptitude for research in materials, with a sound
publication record in photophysics and/or spectroscopy, commensurate with
experience and opportunities.
Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for
Demonstrated ability to engage with relevant professional and industry
bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships.
Excellent ability to work co-operatively and positively in a multi-
disciplinary research based team environment and liaise with people from
Advertised: 09 Jun 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 08 Jul 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time