At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we’re courageous – bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change.
At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we’re courageous – bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change. The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities.
Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) is a newly established centre at the University of Newcastle, headed by Professor Ajayan Vinu who is a globally acclaimed material scientist and Australia’s leading nanotechnologist. GICAN is based within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the University’s flagship institute Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and is 12kms from beaches and the heart of Newcastle.
Is NEW for you?
Job Ref# 3538 – Associate Professor, Advanced Nanomaterials
5 year fixed term contract
The remuneration is from $140,644 – $154,943 + 17% super
The Associate Professor will provide strategy and leadership in the field of in advanced nanotechnology and nanomaterials. Contributing to the University’s Global Impact Clusters, the position plays a key role in building interdisciplinary research teams, with strong industry partnerships, to develop a research agenda and research led training in this field. As a key senior member of the Centre, the role combines extensive academic expertise, practitioner knowledge and networks with national/international standing to position the Centre as a leader in this field and contributes to the delivery of the New Futures, STEMM and Faculty strategic plans.
Job Ref# 3505 – Research Associate, Bio-Nanomaterials
3 year fixed term contract
The remuneration is from $95,351 – $113,231 + 17% super
The primary purpose of this role is to conduct research on synthesis of nanomaterials including core shell mesoporous nanostructures, polymeric and magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications including drug and gene delivery, imaging and therapy of cancer to make a substantial research contribution towards the goals of the University of Newcastle and the Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials. This requires specialised skills in the synthesis of nanomaterials, and diagnostics and therapeutic applications of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
You will also have teaching responsibilities and be required to conduct tutorials in bio-nanomaterials and their applications in drug delivery for the newly established Master of Materials Science and Engineering programme and student supervision responsibilities in the field of bio-nanomaterials.
Job Ref# 3654 – Research Associate, Catalysis
2 year fixed term contract
The remuneration is from $95,351 – $113,231 + 9.5% super
You will contribute to the research effort of GICAN and develop your expertise through strategic basic and applied research projects. Specifically, they will be responsible for undertaking research into the fabrication of highly ordered nanostructured materials including nanoporous carbon nitride materials with different nitrogen contents and functional groups for CO2 adsorption and its conversion into value added products and the spectroscopic characterization of the functionalized nanostructures. The functionalized nanoporous carbon and carbon nitrides for adsorption, sensing, and catalytic applications to make a substantial research contribution towards the goals of the University of Newcastle and GICAN.
You will require specialised skills in the synthesis of nano(porous) materials and their application in adsorption, electro, photo and redox catalysis. The position also has teaching responsibilities and requires to conduct tutorials in the characterization of nanomaterials and catalysis for the newly established Master of Materials Science and Engineering programme and student supervision responsibilities in the fields of catalytic nanomaterials.
For full job descriptions please visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies
What NEW can offer?
From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance
We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.
Remuneration is commensurate with experience.
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