University of Melbourne


July 8, 2021



Job no: 0053080

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

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.

About You:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline
  • 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 publication
  • 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 diverse backgrounds.
  • Advertised: 09 Jun 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 08 Jul 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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