Researcher in Physical Sciences

University of Adelaide School of Physical Sciences

Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Physical Sciences

Job no: 505753
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A

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(Level A) $86,409 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full-time position available for one year with possibility of extension

This is a unique opportunity to join one of Australia’s most well-funded applied physics research groups with outstanding connections to end-users. If you have a passion to see your efforts translated into real-world devices then this is the position for you.

The successful applicant will work as part of a large research team that is delivering a high precision atomic clock.

The position will be appointed into one of Australia’s best funded research groups that is working at the leading edge of precision experimental physics. You will work closely with a team of 10 people, with diverse backgrounds, that are collectively developing a device that will have a high impact and public profile. The project will be undertaken in the positive, supportive and ambitious environment that exists within the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide.

IPAS has an annual research budget of more than $15M p.a., a membership of more than 250 people, and is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the CBD campus of the University of Adelaide. IPAS has available a superb range of optical diagnostic and manufacturing equipment, precision manufacturing (3D metal and plastics printing), glass and optical fibre manufacture and MBE semiconductor manufacturing. Equally importantly, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through a high-performing and professional team. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry. 

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in experimental physics.
  • Hands on experience in experimental physics in the AMO field i.e. the measurement and manipulation of atoms using light e.g. precision spectroscopy, laser cooling of neutral atoms, design and construction of optical and photonics experiments, ultra-high vacuum.
  • Advanced analytical and computational skills, including data collection and analysis, and a demonstrated ability to perform numerical and symbolic calculations.
  • A commitment to research excellence in experimental physics.
  • Demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 12 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Georgina Sylvia
Project Manager, IPAS
P: +61 (8) 831 36327
E: georgina.sylvia@adelaide.edu.au 

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271
E: scienceshr@adelaide.edu.au 

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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.

Advertised: 13 Jul 2021 12:00 AM
Applications close:12 Aug 2021 11:55 PM