First listed on: 07 February 2017

Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow

  • Centre for Micro-Photonics
  • Academic Level C: $109,004 - $125,605 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, fixed-term 3 year role, based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. The Centre for Micro-Photonics is an internationally leading centre in biophotonics and nanophotonics research. It provides a world-class laboratory for training Australian and international research students and will contribute to Swinburne’s 2020 aspirations to increase the University’s teaching and research activities in health and education. 

An opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow has arisen and will contribute significantly to research, research training and research-driven teaching activities in the area of low dimensional materials for diverse applications in photonics, energy, biomedical and filtration within the Centre for Micro-Photonics (CMP). The position will contribute to developing the next generation of ultra-thin, ultra-light weight, flexible and multifunctional low-dimensional nanodevices integrated with the state-of-art nanophotonic research capability that has been advanced at Swinburne University of Technology. This successful candidate will provide a leadership role to build up the national and international reputation in the area of low-dimensional nanomaterials towards both fundamental science and advanced manufacturing.

Skills and Experience 
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in physics/chemistry/material science or relevant fields
  • Knowledge and research experience in laser physics, optoelectronics, photonic nanomaterial and nanodevice design and fabrication
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in nanoscience and nanoengineering of two-dimensional materials, including graphene, and their functional devices in optoelectronics, filtration and energy storage et al applications
  • Outstanding publication track record in top national or international journals

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description for this position

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. 

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The diverse culture within Swinburne is our strength and our success lies within the inclusive working environment built of employees from a variety of backgrounds. Swinburne celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and generally the capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision – to become Australia’s leading university in Science, Technology and Innovation.

How to apply
To start an application please visit the Swinburne jobs page submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Professor Baohua Jia on +61 3 9214 4819, 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 32162
Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Previous applicants need not reapply

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Swinburne values diversity in its work environment and has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women since 2007. Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous Australians; women; mature age workers ; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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