Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Electronic Materials Engineering at Australian National University, Australia

We are seeking to employ a highly motivated researcher in the field of mechanical properties and high-pressure research with a broad understanding of materials science and semiconductors. The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering (EME) conducts interdisciplinary research in areas such as condensed matter physics, materials science and device engineering. This includes world-class research in the growth, structure, properties and applications of electronic materials. The diversity of the Department’s research is one of its key strengths, underpinning its broad collaborative base and its ability to attract students and researchers from a range of disciplines. You will work in a small team which focuses on the fundamental physics behind the mechanical deformation of materials using nanoindentation as a core technique. The position will focus on the high-pressure behaviour of the elemental semiconductors Si and Ge in both the amorphous and crystalline form.

Level A 1. PhD in Physics relevant to the proposed area of research. 2. An ability to carry out internationally significant independent research in the area of nano-mechanical measurements as evidenced by published works in refereed journals and conference proceedings. 3. Experimental experience in nanoindentation, high-pressure physics and focused ion beam milling and electron microscopy. 4. Highly motivated with the ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently and excellent written and oral communication skills. 5. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. Level B 1. PhD in Physics relevant to the proposed area of research with a minimum of two years research experience. 2. Demonstrated ability to carry out internationally significant independent research in the area of nanomechanical measurements as evidenced by published works in refereed journals and conference proceedings. 3. Significant experimental experience in nanoindentation, high-pressure physics and focused ion beam milling and electron microscopy. 4. Highly motivated with the ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently and excellent written and oral communication skills. 5. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.

Scholarship Deadline: 30 November 2011

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