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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Single Molecule Spectroscopy

  • School of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science
  • Reference Number: 753/0417

We are looking for suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake research with Dr Girish Lakhwani in controlling and manipulating excitons at a nanoscale using single molecule spectroscopy. You will join a multidisciplinary research team, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions working under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). ACEx is a major new research Centre linking The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University and The University of New South Wales, together with a large network of national and international partners. The overall mission of the Centre is to examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. Members will benefit from collaboration across Centre nodes, an annual scientific meeting, and international partnerships.

Key tasks of the appointee will also include contributing to the milestones of the research themes within the ACEx, liaise and have frequent discussions with collaborators and prepare reports on research progress. The successful applicant is expected to be involved in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and take on a leadership role in the day-to-day operations of the optics laboratory. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills is required.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://bit.ly/2qEUV2Q

CLOSING DATE: 12 June, 2017 at 11:30 pm (Sydney time)


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Semiconductor Devices

  • School of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science
  • Reference Number: 754/0417

We are looking for suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake research with Dr Girish Lakhwani in the development of next-generation semiconductor devices, such as LEDs and lasers. The appointee will join a multidisciplinary research team, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions working under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). ACEx is a major new research Centre linking The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University and The University of New South Wales, together with a large network of national and international partners. The overall mission of the Centre is to examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. Members will benefit from collaboration across Centre nodes, an annual scientific meeting, and international partnerships.

Key tasks of the appointee will also include contributing to the milestones of the research themes within the ACEx, liaise and have frequent discussions with collaborators and prepare reports on research progress. The successful applicant is expected to be involved in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and take on a leadership role in the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills is required.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://bit.ly/2pdNWwl

CLOSING DATE: 12 June, 2017 at 11:30 pm (Sydney time)


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Nanoscience

  • School of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science
  • Reference Number: 755/0417

We are seeking two highly-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates in computational nanoscience and molecular simulation to work on Australian Research Council funded projects together with Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper and collaborators as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). ACEx is a major new research Centre linking the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University and UNSW, together with a large network of national and international partners. The Centre’s mission is to examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials, with program goals including new technologies for solar energy conversion, energy-efficient lighting, security labelling and optical sensors. Members will benefit from collaboration across Centre nodes, an annual scientific meeting, and international partnerships.

This is an opportunity to be involved in innovative research that could revolutionise our ability to harness and use energy in a renewable and sustainable way. Key tasks will include liaising with collaborators, assisting with the preparation of papers and research reports, and contributing to the supervision of research students.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://bit.ly/2pKPq2k

CLOSING DATE: 12 June, 2017 at 11:30 pm (Sydney time)


The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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