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Lecturer in Physics (academic Level B) within the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania

  • Full time (flexible) ongoing position based in Hobart
  • Relocation support provided
  • Collaborative, innovative and people centred University

The School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania is a provider of world-class research and teaching, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University’s campuses in Hobart and Launceston. Research within the discipline of Physics concentrates in radio and optical astronomy and geophysics with observatories in four Australian states, including:

  • A 26 metre radio telescope near Hobart with good performance from 1 to 30 cm wavelength
  • A 30 metre radio telescope near Ceduna, SA
  • A VLBI network of 12 m telescopes located near Yarragadee (WA), Katherine (NT), and Hobart used for astronomical and geodetic VLBI in collaboration with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science.
  • A 50-inch optical telescope at our Greenhill Observatory at a dark site in the Tasmanian midlands.

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to utilise the University of Tasmania’s astronomical or High-Performance Computing infrastructure in their research activities.

We support candidates whose personal experience and educational background have shaped their appreciation of barriers facing underrepresented groups in academic careers, including women and ethnic minorities, and who have demonstrated a commitment to improving equity and diversity in the scholarly environment through teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or other service.

The Opportunity

The Lecturer in Physics is a full-time, continuing position (flexible options available) with balanced research and teaching duties. The teaching supports the delivery of our undergraduate and Honours B.Sc. degrees. The appointee will join a group of 7 academic and 3 technical staff to become part of a vibrant and intellectually active environment with strong links to other disciplines within the School and College.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make a valuable and quality contribution in Physics that supports the University deliver its strategic goals and operational responsibilities.
  • Develop your skills and capabilities academic leadership and team work to foster outstanding research and/or learning and teaching.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national standing, seek to secure external funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of an exemplary quality.
  • Actively develop and nurture productive networks within the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Remuneration

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To view the Position Description for the role, and submit your application please visit  https://careers.utas.edu.au/ci/en/job/493946/lecturer-in-physics
  • Please provide a cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the role addressing the selection criteria in the position description (max. 2 pages);
  • CV outlining academic qualifications, academic experience, research track record, scholarly publications and contribution to the profession;
  • Copies or links of 3-5 publications in last 5 years and a brief (1-2 sentence) outline of your contributions to those papers;
  • A 1-page research plan for the next three years which includes (if relevant) discussion as to how you might involve University of Tasmania infrastructure in your research activities; and
  • Details of 2 referees (we will not contact them without your express permission).
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Cole, Head of Discipline (Physics), on telephone (03) 6226 2438 or email Andrew.Cole@utas.edu.au
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11.55pm

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in computational modelling of plasma processes, 2343/1119F

  • Opportunity in computational modelling of plasma surface modification and liquid phase processes
  • Located at between the Darlington and Camperdown Campus, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science
  • Full-Time, 5 Years Fixed Term, Academic Level A: Base Salary: $94,629 p.a. – $101,018 p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to be part of the research group of Professor Marcela Bilek. The position involves working in a multidisciplinary team on a research programme aiming to develop novel surface modifications with biomolecular functionalisation that modulates and controls cell responses at materials interfaces. You will design and perform a variety of computational simulations to accompany and inform the plasma process experimental studies both by enabling deeper understanding of experimentally observed phenomena and by predicting parameter adjustments for optimisation. The physical phenomena that require investigation will drive the choice of software, and you will be required to make informed, strategic decisions about the approaches and software tools to use for each problem. For example, Multiphysics finite element codes may be used to understand gas pressure, fluid flows and electric field distributions and how they depend on the structure and properties of the materials being modified, and particle in cell (PIC) codes may be used to perform simulations of sheaths around complex shaped structural components and to provide insight into surface charging effects.

About you: The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • PhD or near completion, in computational simulations and modelling of plasma processes.
  • Demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in the field of computational simulations of plasma and fluid phase processes.
  • Hands on experience with finite element simulation software packages such as COMSOL and other relevant software and algorithms.
  • Proficiency with a range of simulation approaches including an understanding of their strengths and limitations in various situations. Ability to plan and optimize simulation strategies with consideration of the impacts of employing particular approximations and boundary condition choices.

About us: The creation of the School of Biomedical Engineering is an important step by the University of Sydney in cementing our position as Australia’s largest and most diverse biomedical engineering program, that is expanding our national and international identity and engaging further with biomedical industries and services that employ our graduates and inspire our research. The School of Biomedical Engineering will undertake cutting-edge research at the crossroads of medicine and engineering, health and innovation. Its focus is on technological therapies and treatments to support a world where people live longer and more active lives. The innovative, collaborative and cross-disciplinary nature of this research is a hallmark of the school’s approach, which integrates a diverse array of perspectives supported by contemporary infrastructure and strong links with industry.

Jointly, 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. Its research in the field of plasma physics is internationally acclaimed. 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 7600 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.

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 2343/1119F  to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 3 December 2019

Monash: Research Fellow in Experimental Physics in Magnetic Sensing

Applications close 1 January 2020

Help shape a sustainable future for electronics.   We are seeking a Research Fellow (Level A) to join our FLEET team to develop a platform for measuring the spatial distribution of electron currents in optically modified, atomically thin topological insulators. The platform is based on magnetometry using wide-field detection of nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond films.

Based in Melbourne, the fellow will be working with Prof Kris Helmerson at Monash University and Dr Jeff Davis at Swinburne University. What we are looking for:

  • A doctoral qualification in Experimental Physics, Engineering or closely related fields
  • A record of publications in experimental physics, optics, surface science or materials engineering
  • Experience in developing and working on research projects.

APPLY NOW. Application close 1 January 2020.

Monash: Research Fellow in Ultrafast Femtosecond Dynamics in Advanced Materials

Applications close 1 January 2020

Help shape a sustainable future for electronics. We are seeking a Research Fellow (Level A) to join our FLEET team to conduct research in ultrafast photonics, nonlinear optics, experimental condensed matter physics and nanoscience. The successful candidate will investigate ultrafast femtosecond charge dynamics in functional materials by means of pump-probe spectroscopy techniques.

FLEET is seeking to develop ultra-low energy electronics to address the challenge of electricity use in computing, which is already 8% of global electricity and doubling every decade, making the same climate-change impact as the aviation industry.

Based in Melbourne, the fellow will be working with Dr Agustin Schiffrin at Monash University. We are looking for:

  • A doctoral qualification in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, or related fields in Physics, Physical Chemistry or Materials Engineering
  • A strong background in ultrafast photonics, nonlinear optics, pump-probe spectroscopy and/or experimental condensed matter physics (particularly surface and nanophysics)
  • Experience in developing and working on research projects.

APPLY NOW. Application close 1 January 2020.

Past Opportunities:


Launch your Career at the Bureau of Meteorology

  • Potential to work and learn around Australia
  • Starting Salary – $56,069 per annum, plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Voted in the Top 100 graduate employers by Grad Australia

Our Graduate Meteorology program is now taking applications for 2020. The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians every day. We are seeking a diverse range of talent to join our organisation to achieve an exciting set of objectives in the years ahead, among them – contributing to zero lives lost through natural hazards and $2 billion of added social and economic impact and value to the Australian community by 2022.

Our ideal candidates will be inspired to develop and get ready to innovate through a fresh perspective, helping to bring to life the Bureau’s Strategy 2017-2022, which guides organisational culture, services and operations, and articulates our focus. We need top talent to make this all happen. We ask that you are motivated to do interesting, innovative and socially impactful work in a dynamic environment and are deeply inspired to become a Meteorologist.

The Role

As a Graduate, you will:

  • Use scientific techniques analyse, interpret and forecast atmospheric conditions
  • Prepare and communicate weather forecasts
  • Be closely involved in issuing weather warnings
  • Engage deeply with customers to understand their business needs and provide expertise and advice to assist their business decision making
  • Collaborate with other specialised professionals with hydrology, climatology and communication expertise

To see a day in the life of a meteorologist, click on the link to ‘Graduate Stories’.

What we are looking for…

People with a diverse mix of skills, life experience and academic achievement are invited to apply. You’ll be available to mobilise your skills across any one of the Bureau’s locations throughout Australia and work a 24/7 roster in a dynamic operational environment. A willingness to be flexible about your working location is a must. Our customers are our focus, so you will need to be have the confidence and wisdom to provide specialised support, now and into the future.

As part of our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes we have an Affirmative Measures position and welcome applications for this opportunity.

We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace and have a range of programs and initiatives supporting gender equality, multicultural, disability, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ inclusion. You can view our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

What’s on offer…

The Graduate Training Program offers post graduate studies in Meteorology, with initial 9 months training based in Melbourne. To thrive in this career, the Bureau offers a range of training and development opportunities on the job in a friendly work environment. That’s because, from the moment you start, whichever area you work in, we invest in your learning and development to help you grow personally and professionally to be your best self. Attractive conditions and financial support will apply. Training and qualified meteorologists may work in the field, major capital cities or throughout Australia and its territories, from the tropics to Antarctica!

If you possess a deep desire to reach your full potential and want to be involved in leading the Bureau into the future, apply now and launch your career journey with us!

How to apply

Looking for a Graduate opportunity at the Bureau? Please click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ below or visit our website at http://www.bom.gov.au/careers/grad-met/


Optical Satellite Systems Engineer at CSIRO

  • Contribute to optical design of complicated optical systems.
  • Support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO is building imaging systems for satellite launch in the coming years in support of Australia’s rapidly growing space industry. One of the key goals in the near term for the Australian space industry is to establish sovereign Earth observing capability.

We are seeking a committed, experienced optics expert to support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging for upcoming satellite work. You will join a team that will build up a new optics laboratory in downtown Adelaide, where the Australian Space Agency and many new space start-ups are headquartered.

Your duties will include

  • Support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging for upcoming satellite work.
  • Assist in and contribute substantially to optical design of complicated optical systems, compatible with satellite deployment.
  • Lead the physical fabrication, construction, assembly and testing of bespoke optical instruments, including;
    • testing of radiometric response,
    • spatial resolution,
    • spectral resolution,
    • response to thermal drift,
    • optical sensor behaviour, and
    • establish instrument specifications.
  • Evaluate performance of optical instruments, highlight problems, communicate them with an interdisciplinary team across multiple locations, and initiate solutions to improve advance prototype instrument development.

How to apply

Please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Adelaide%2C-SA-Optical-Satellite-Systems-Engineer/570180900/

by 11.59pm AEST, Friday 21st July, 2019.

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney

  • Fantastic opportunity to work with Professor Paul Keall within the Australian MRI-Linac Program, contributing to high impact, cutting edge scientific and translational clinical projects
  • Located at Biomedical Building, Australian Technology Park
  • 3 years fixed term, base salary Level A $89K-$98K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 
The research program in the ACRF Image-X Institute is led by Professor Paul Keall who develops new medical devices and treatment options in radiotherapy. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the Australian MRI-Linac Program. You will have the opportunity for clinical trial involvement, algorithm development and data analysis for a project that will go to clinical trial in 2018.

You will benefit from a strong mentoring environment; lead and be part of high quality and high impact publications and intellectual property; and attend international conferences.  You will be engaged in a global scientific network working closely with industry to develop new products that improve our ability to image and treat human disease.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher – ACRF Image X Institute who has:

  • an awarded or near completed Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Medical Physics, Science, Computer Science or Engineering)
  • demonstrated experience or knowledge in the following:
  • working with a variety of experts in different fields (e.g. radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists, engineers, etc)
  • software development in C#, C++ or Java.
  • mathematical algorithm development (in physics, engineering, computer science, etc)
  • working with MRI/X-ray equipment or linear accelerators
  • a publication track record or research trajectory that places emphasis on quality publications
  • demonstration of scientific creativity and innovation/discovery
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment.

About us
ACRF Image-X Institute
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 7600 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.

How to apply

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 1322/0718F to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm Wednesday 8 August 2018

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.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


Scientia PhD Scholarship

A generously funded Scientia PhD Scholarship in experimental quantum physics is available at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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This project in experimental quantum science will study holes in semiconductor quantum dots, an area in which UNSW is a world leader. Even though your iphone contains billions of p-type transistors, their quantum properties are only now being explored. Holes in quantum dots are attracting great attention because their spins can be controlled very easily with electric fields, rather than the conventional and slow approach with magnetic fields.

This makes them very attractive for spintronics and quantum information applications: make it fast, make it coherent – make it with holes!

The four year scholarship covers all university fees, provides a $40k annual living allowance, and up to an additional $10k per annum for support and mentoring.

See UNSW’s Quantum Electronic Devices group website for further details.   Prospective applicants should contact Alex.Hamilton@unsw.edu.au by 6 July 2018.

Details of how to apply are here:
https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/hole-spins-quantum-dots-0


Call for Expressions of Interest to deliver AIP Operations

The Australian Institute of Physics exists to strengthen and support the discipline of physics and the application of physics for the benefit of society. The Institute has a significant membership base and serves members through a range of programs.

The executive of the AIP is seeking expressions of interest from people or organisations interested in a fee for service or employment arrangement to deliver AIP operations including stakeholder management and member services.

Services Arrangement

The type of engagement is open to negotiation. It could be through a contract for services with an individual(s) or an organization or it could be through direct employment either with the AIP or with a hosting organization such as a University. For individuals full-time, part-time, job-share and flexible arrangements are all possible. The workload is expected to be manageable by an individual on a part-time to full time basis depending on experience.

Physical Location

The services may be delivered remotely. This could be from home in the case of an individual(s) or from an organisation’s premises. A possibility is to host the physical work location through a physics-related organization, such as a University physics department. While the final decision will be at the discretion of the AIP, the choice of location may be able to be arranged for the convenience of a successful applicant. The work may involve some interstate travel.

Management

The operator will report to the Executive of the AIP.

Operator Role and Responsibilities

The AIP is seeking an experienced operator to manage strategic operations of the AIP including administration and stakeholder engagement. A key performance indicator for success in the role will be increasing membership numbers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Membership liaison and administration including setup and maintenance of the membership database and membership services
  • Bookkeeping and finance including managing preparation of financial reports and annual audit statements
  • Governance of the AIP including lodgment of required documents and management of AIP constitutional documents and policies
  • Development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement plan and membership recruitment plan for the AIP
  • Preparation and co-ordination of content promoting physics and the role of the AIP
  • Dissemination of information through agreed channels, including maintenance of content and presentation of the AIP website

Skills and Experience

  • A high level of management expertise gained from a combination of experience, training and professional accreditation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organisational governance and financial management
  • Strong project management and report writing skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including data management systems, finance systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and other related systems
  • High level stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Technological proficiency with various media and social media platforms

Expressions of Interest

Please send a detailed description of how you will deliver on the key accountabilities and a statement describing your experience and relevant skills to the AIP President – aip_president@aip.org.au. Use the same contact to request further information.

Process

The AIP Executive will shortlist and interview potential operators based on the submitted expressions of interest and will decide whether to appoint an operator.



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 16 research fellowships

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) aims to reduce the energy used by electronics by developing novel devices based on topological materials, exciton/exciton-polariton condensates, and non-equilibrium topological and superfluid phenomena. The FLEET program will span from ultra-cold atom quantum test-beds to prototype devices nano-fabricated using atomically thin materials.

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. In particular, we offer women-specific mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for female scientists to create gender equity at the workplace and retain women in STEM. FLEET’s Equity and Diversity policy can be found here and will be followed through the recruitment process, subject to variations according to respective policies at individual institutions. We strongly encourage female scientists to join our team.

Over the next seven years, FLEET will recruit over 100 research fellows and higher degree research students. You will not only be connected to the global FLEET network, but also able to access our comprehensive training and mentoring programs. Find out other benefits of working with FLEET.

  • Perform high impact research
  • Build the future of electronics
  • Train to be a future science leader

We offer:

  • Women in FLEET fellowships with additional research support
  • Generous top-up scholarships to high performing Higher-Degree-Research students
  • Internships and research opportunities with our global partners
  • Comprehensive training and mentoring program.

We currently have 16 research fellowships available for talented postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering and other equivalent fields. These positions are offered across FLEET’s nodes located at Monash University, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Australian National University and University of Wollongong. We anticipate additional opportunities with FLEET and our partners, and encourage those with relevant experience to submit expressions of interest. To make your mark in this exciting program,
APPLY NOW at: fleet.org.au/jobs.



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