The Research School of Physics (RSPhys) represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility.
This position will be based in the Centre for Plasmas and Fluids within the Research School of Physics and is funded by an ARC Linkage Project grant in conjunction with Oregon Physics (A company making Focussed Ion Beams in Portland, OR). The successful applicant will work with other members of the project team (i.e. Chief Investigators and Students) to achieve the project aims. These relate to the development ion beams of negatively charged oxygen molecules using caesium surface interactions. In their role as an Academic Level A the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to: 1. Undertake independent research in the area of plasma ion sources for accelerated beams with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national level. This includes working as part of a team on an externally funded project subject to deadlines. 2. Collaborate with senior staff to actively seek and secure external funding, assist to prepare and submit research proposals to external funding bodies as appropriate. 3. Subject to the requirements of the funding source and where an opportunity exists, the occupant may be required to contribute to the teaching activities of the School at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials, the preparation of online material, marking and assessment, consultations, and with students or acting as subject coordinators. 4. Supervise students working on individual or group projects at undergraduate, honours, graduate-coursework levels. Assist with supervision of research students. 5. Assist to supervise research support staff in your research area. 6. Actively contribute to all aspects of the operation of the School. 7. Assist in outreach activities including to prospective students, research institutes, industry, government, the media and the general public. 8. Maintain high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours. 9. Take responsibility for their own workplace health and safety and not wilfully place at risk the health and safety of another person in the workplace. 10. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. 11. Other duties as required that are consistent with the classification of the position.
To excel in this role you will have: - A PhD in physics, engineering or materials-science, or a related area. - Ability to deliver high-quality research outputs - Experience in at least one and preferably several of the following areas: - radio frequency generated plasma ion sources - electronics design and conception both hardware and software - physics of ion beam acceleration - gas and surface chemistry of alkali metals - Time of Flight and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in physics, engineering or materials science, or equivalent qualifications and experience in a related area, with a track record of independent research in the field of plasma ion sources as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 2. Evidence of experience in one or more of the following areas: radio frequency generated plasma ion sources, electronics design and conception both hardware and software, physics of ion beam acceleration. Specific research experience in the chemistry of alkali metals, Time of Flight and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry would be an advantage but is not essential. 3. An ability and commitment to contribute to bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities. 4. Evidence of an ability and willingness to teach at all levels. 5. The ability to assist in the supervision of students working on research projects. 6. The ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. 7. Excellent oral and written English language skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff and students in a cross-disciplinary academic environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. 8. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Classification: Academic Level A Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% Superannuation Term: Full time, Fixed Term (until March 2024) - Excellent employer superannuation contributions - On campus childcare facilities - Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria, and - A current curriculum vitae (CV). - Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results For more information about the position please contact Prof Christine Charles on T: +61 261258068 or E: [email protected] Applications close: 07 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time