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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow - Epitaxial Growth

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Australian National University

Classification: Academic Level A / Academic Level B
Salary package: $71,509 - $111,356 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (2 years)

College overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Position overview

We are seeking a candidate to join the research team to embark on a project entitled "Improving Efficiency, Durability and Cost-effectiveness of III-V Semiconductors for Direct Water Electrolysis" funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The activities of project involve epitaxial growth of multi-junction III-V semiconductor materials, epitaxial lift-off, surface passivation and catalyst functionalisation, and prototyping water splitting system.

The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will conduct research on the epitaxial growth of metamorphic and lattice-matched multi-junction III-V semiconductor materials. This position will also support research on epitaxial lift-off and device development for solar cells and solar fuels generation applications. The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will collaborate with other researchers and students in the Electronic Materials Engineering Centre as well other research groups within ANU and external collaborators.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to design, grow and characterise multi-junction III-V semiconductors for photoelectrochemical solar energy harvesting applications. 

We are seeking a candidate who has strong interest and experience in epitaxy of semiconductors, in particular metamorphic structures. If you have relevant qualifications, with publications in support of your success, we would encourage your application.

The project spans 3 years, running from Jan 2019 to Dec 2021. Positions are for 2 years fixed term, with 1 year extension upon meeting project mid-year milestones.

Closing Date: 28 January 2019

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position

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