Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) - Graphene for novel barrier coatings

Jan 03, 2021
Feb 02, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
(Level A) $70,346 to $94,588 per annum plus and an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate's employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Part-time (0.5FTE) position available for 7 months. Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidates

Build your research career at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and contribute to an industry-relevant research program

Funded through an industry partner, this role offers an exceptional opportunity to work on a directly industry relevant project involving graphene coatings. This exciting opportunity will see you transform graphene technology research into real-word applications in the development of a recyclable new graphene-coated product with high commercialisation potential. Working in direct collaboration with industry, this role provides unique experience in translating lab research into a production-line product. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in the field of advanced materials.

Based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace campus, you will work as part of a team to develop graphene-infused coating for a commercial market. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with a dynamic team of academics and postgraduate students all with expertise in graphene-based technologies. We offer a flexible and supportive work environment and are willing to assist you to develop your skills and experience to further your career opportunities. In addition, the University also offers a great range of benefits such as onsite childcare and salary packaging options.

To be successful you will need:
  • A PhD (or thesis submitted) in Chemistry, Chemical or Materials Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in graphene production, functionalisation and dispersion.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in characterising 2D materials using analytical instrumentation such as SEM, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, Particle sizers, Contact angle measurement, Surface tension measurements, XRD, TGA/DSC.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work to tight deadlines and communicate research concepts to a wide range of audiences including industry partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team, interact effectively with colleagues and external collaborators.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof Dusan Losic

Director, ARC Research Hub for Graphene-Enabled Industry Transformation

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

P: +61 (8) 8313 4648


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.