A Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nano-optics position is available at the School of Physics, University of Melbourne.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Kenneth Crozier on the experimental realisation of new nano-optical devices and techniques. Some of the recent activities undertaken by the research group are:
the demonstration of infrared photodetectors and modulators based on two-dimensional materials (including graphene),
the demonstration of metasurfaces based on high-index dielectric materials, and
the demonstration of optical nanotweezers based on plasmonics and silicon photonics.
The Research Fellow will design and simulate nano-optical devices on one or more of these topics, realize them experimentally by nanofabrication, and develop new methods to characterize them optically and/or electrically.
The Research Fellow will join a group whose research in nano- and micro-optics spans from basic to applied. In the addition to the topics noted above, the group’s recent work has included nanowire-based photodetectors for multispectral imaging, the demonstration of quantum mechanical effects in plasmonics, and the demonstration of single molecule Raman spectroscopy using optical nanoantennas. Further details may be found at the website:
Full-time (fixed-term) position available for 2.5 years.
Closing date: 14 October 2018
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An Equal Opportunity employer.
Completion of a PhD in one of the following disciplines: Physics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science, or a relevant discipline preferably in optics or related areas;
A track record and demonstrated aptitude for quality research, as evidenced by research publications in leading journals and conferences commensurate with opportunity;
An outstanding background in areas relevant to the project including nano-optics and nanofabrication. Candidates interested in the project on infrared photodetectors and modulators based on two dimensional materials, would ideally have a strong background in semiconductor devices based on two-dimensional materials;
Demonstrated strong organisational skills, experience in using initiative, working with minimal supervision and the ability to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines;
Excellent interpersonal, and both written and verbal communication skills in English, demonstrated by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and through manuscript submissions;
Demonstrated ability to work in teams and to collaborate with others.
Ability to co-supervise junior team members, including students.
The ability to attract external funding through grant applications and/or support in funded joint projects with others internal or external to the University; and
Experience in assisting with supervision of students undertaking undergraduate or higher degree research projects.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to salary, employer makes superannuation (retirement account) contribution of 9.5%
Internal Number: 0046225
About University of Melbourne
The Crozier Group at the University of Melbourne conducts research in nano- and micro-optics. Further information on the group's activities can be found at:
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