Postdoctoral researcher in optoelectronics of 2D materials job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville

Role type: Full time; 12 month CDD

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Salary: Tier A – $75,289 – $102,163 plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne has a strong commitment to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcome and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No.1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving female representation is necessary in our goal to innovate and strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a premier research center.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) recognizes that engineering systems of present and future significance increasingly relate to all three.

We are Australia’s oldest engineering school – originally founded in 1861 – and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally renowned researchers passionate about the major challenges of today and tomorrow.

About the role:

The researcher will be responsible for the daily management of projects centered on the optoelectronics of 2D materials, including photodetectors and light sources. This will include assisting in the supervision of graduate students and research assistants. The position will involve a great deal of experimental work in the laboratory. The result of this work will be publications in high impact journals and leading conferences.

The position will be within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) and the researcher should be an active member of the Department, in collaboration with other researchers.

Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the chief researchers, develop the research plan based on the objectives of the research program and help oversee projects carried out by graduate students and research assistants.
  • Contribute to program design, teaching, training, scientific mentoring and student supervision as required.
  • Identify sources of funding to support individual or collaborative projects related to teaching, research and the practice of engagement in the discipline

About you:

You are a motivated and passionate emerging scholar with a high-quality research record, as evidenced by prominent author positions in high-impact publications. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills allow you to produce high quality scientific outputs, including presentations, seminars and grant applications. You are able to work effectively both independently and within a larger team, and your excellent interpersonal skills allow you to effectively supervise graduate students and/or research assistants.

Ideally, you will have experience in photovoltaics, photodetection or other manufacturing of optoelectronic devices.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or a closely related discipline
  • Skills and experience in hands-on fabrication, simulation and characterization of nanoelectronic devices

For the specific responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached job description.

You will be supported to pursue your achievements in all pillars of an academic career:

  • Research and research training
  • Contribution to teaching and learning
  • Commitment
  • Service and management

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages and from diverse cultures are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, your resume, and your answers against the selection criteria* (found in the job description) for the role.

For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applicants with valid work rights in Australia and applicants who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border provisions:

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Job description: 0055909_Postdoctoral researcher in optoelectronics of 2D materials_PD.pdf

Closing of applications: Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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