Research position in the area of Photonic Structures and Devices.
Full-time, Fixed-term position Up to 30 May 2021. Camperdown Campus.
Academic B, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.
About the opportunity
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to perform research with broad direction in the area of photonic structures and devices. The primary responsibilities are to progress existing projects and investigate and develop new research opportunities. The research area and projects include novel optical fibers, metamaterials, THz technologies and biomedical sensors. In addition the Research Fellow will assist in running the research group, working with research students to facilitate their progress; and being responsible for day to day running of the labs, and contribute to funding proposals, engaging with industry and with relevant facilities, especially fabrication and characterisation.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Fellow with:
PhD in Physics or Engineering with project in photonics / optics.
Demonstrated research experience
Experience in student supervision (not necessarily as formal supervisor)
The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our 114 academic staff and 157 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With the support of 20+ professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Physics teaches to a cohort of approximately 274 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research. The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
Our research group, part of the University’s Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, has a major focus on novel applications of optical fibre. We have a specialty fibre fabrication facility and use this for a wide range of projects from biomedical sensors to metamaterial hyperlenses. We are also seeking to leverage the expanding micro and nanofabrication capabilities in Sydney Nano.
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1710/0818F to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 October 2018 (Sydney Time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.