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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 506959
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: from $$103,914 - $122,947 p.a. (Level B), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, 18 months fixed term.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Mid-Infrared Fibre Sources Group located within the School of Engineering is currently seeking a suitably qualified academic to carry out mid-infrared fibre laser research, supervise graduate students, write research grants to attract funding and publish in high impact journals, websites and conferences.

About Us

The School of Engineering sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is a diverse community of academics blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery, exploration and impact.  We are talented and knowledgeable engineers and form teams of innovators and creators with a passion for teaching and a strong desire to make an impact in research. The School currently has approximately 40 academics and 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

About the Role

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead and carry out experimental research in mid-infrared fibre laser research for applications in defence, materials processing and sensing
  • Supervise graduate students on day to day basis.
  • Write reports and scientific journal articles
  • Write grants proposals to a number of funding bodies located in the public and private sectors.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate:

  • A strong track record in independent research in optics and photonics, with a particular emphasis on mid-infrared light.
  • A solid publication record relative to opportunities.
  • A willingness to lead research projects to completion.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • You have a PhD degree in engineering or physics;
  • Strong ability in mid-infrared optics, fibre optics, optics experimentation, numerical modelling and project management;
  • Experience with LabVIEW for data acquisition and/or Matlab for data processing, or similar;
  • Experience in working as a team player, preferably within a cross-disciplinary team;
  • A track record of achievement in research or development relative to opportunity;
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of high-quality reports, presentations, and publications;
  • An ability and willingness to direct and supervise final year undergraduate students and PhD students in the area of optics and photonics engineering; and
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Stuart Jackson on or +61 2 9850 9137

General Recruitment Enquiries: HR Officer, Anne Kumanan at

Applications Close: Thursday 19th December 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.


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