Postdoctoral Fellow - two-dimensional (2D) materials

Postdoctoral Fellow - two-dimensional (2D) materials

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Sydney, Australia

Fellow – two-dimensional (2D) materials

University of New South Wales (UNSW) invites post-doctoral researcher level
applicants to apply for three positions with the focus on two-dimensional (2D)

successful candidates will join the research centre led by Professor Kourosh
Kalantar-Zadeh at the Faculty of Engineering. They will work with a group of
interdisciplinary scientists on theoretical and experimental research projects
in emerging areas on, but not limited to, electronics, plasmonics, and
materials science of atomically thin structures. Key interests are topological
insulators and superconductors with particular surface states.

  • Level A – A$93,578 -
    A$100,090 + 9.5% superannuation + leave loading
  • Level B – A$105,108 -
    A$123,908 + 9.5% superannuation + leave loading
  • 18-month fixed term
    contract, with possible extension
  • Full-time position (35 hours
    per week)


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About the
successful applicant


Criteria for Level A

  • Postgraduate degree (or soon
    to be rewarded) in one of the fields of Chemical, Biomedical, Electrical
    or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Pharmacy and
    Biochemistry or other related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to
    conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated track record of
    high-quality research outputs, publications and conference presentations
    relative to opportunity in at least one of the fields of chemistry,
    materials science, electronics, optics and biochemistry
  • Demonstrated ability to work
    in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective
  • Strong interpersonal skills
    with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range
    of stakeholders and students
  • Knowledge of equal
    opportunity principles
  • Knowledge of health and
    safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and
    safety training

Criteria for Level B
, in
addition to the above, essential criteria for Level B include:

  • At least three years of
    experience in a postdoctoral position conducting research in one of the
    areas of liquid metals, electronic materials, surface characterisations,
    plasmonics, device fabrication or biotechnology.
  • Strong track record of
    high-quality publications and conference presentations relative to
  • Demonstrated ability to
    supervise postgraduate and honours students

details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the position description which can be accessed via the UNSW website: 

checks required for this position including qualification verification.


Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh


Sunday 31st March 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian
university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.


UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment,
development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged
on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual
orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria
to apply.





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Postdoctoral Fellow - two-dimensional (2D) materials