Grant-Funded Researcher (A), School of Physical Sciences | The University of Adelaide

(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, full-time position available for two and half years.

The School of Physical Sciences is seeking applications to fill a post-doctoral research position associated with the development of semiconductor edge-emitting lasers for optical pumping of near-2 µm fibre-based lasers. The position will be either experimental based, or theory and simulation based.

This project will operate at the nexus of the School of Physical Sciences (Physics), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at The University of Adelaide, and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). This unique, close working environment between different entities will create a dynamic experience. The candidate will work closely with Professor Glenn Solomon (Physics/IPAS), Professor Nelson Tansu (EEE/IPAS) and Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (Physics/IPAS).

We are seeking a motivated and independent researcher with the ability to adapt previous knowledge and skills to this pump laser development project, which is as important as familiarity with the detailed topic area. The individual will work with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as undertake direct researcher efforts. Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to contribute to the diversity of these research areas is crucial.

The experimental post-doctoral researcher will help lead the overall development of a semiconductor pump lasers project, and will take a lead in at least one area in the development of these lasers (growth, fabrication and testing of devices). In a similar manner, the theory and simulation based post-doctoral researcher will lead the theory, simulation, and modelling efforts, and aid in leading the pump laser development efforts.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, material engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in disciplines related to the growth, fabrication and/or testing of photonic devices or optics; Or, demonstrated knowledge and experience in disciplines related to laser theory, k·p band structure calculations of III-V alloys (GaAs, InAs, InP, and GaN), density functional theory, and device simulations using Comsol and/or Lumerical.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a cross-disciplinary team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional and industry bodies, government and members of the community.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, including willingness to follow and agreed project plan and meet realistic milestones.

If you have the talent, we’ll give you the opportunity. Together, let’s make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

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, 2 December 2021

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding these positions, contact:

Professor Glenn Solomon
Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences
E: [email protected]

Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing
E: [email protected]

Professor Nelson Tansu
Head of School, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
E: [email protected]

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for these positions, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271
E: [email protected]

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.

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