25. October 2014 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Bragg Institute
25. October 2014 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Bragg Institute
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Lucas Heights, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales, Australia


We are currently seeking a PhD graduate in chemistry or materials science to join the team of researchers in the Energy Materials research project to engage in neutron-scattering experiments and computational modelling to characterize and understand porous materials used for carbon dioxide separation, sequestration, and conversion. The successful Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will have solid communication and problem solving skills in order to perform experiments and data analysis. The Post-Doctoral position forms part of a large collaborative effort aimed at developing innovative ways to capture and transform carbon dioxide generated from the burning of fossil fuels. As such the successful candidate will be required to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams from Australia’s top universities and research institutes.

Description of Institution

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us – improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry.
We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

The Bragg Institute leads Australia in the use of neutron scattering and X-ray techniques to solve complex research and industrial problems in many important fields.

Job description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct experimental and computational scientific research relevant to the Energy Materials research project.
  • Deliver research outcomes.
  • Take responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and development of scientific instrumentation techniques and processes used in this project.
  • Publish outcomes of the research in high quality academic journals

Requested Profile

Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D in chemistry, physical chemistry, or materials science, or related field, less than five years ago at the time of application
  • Demonstrated experience using neutron scattering and materials crystal-structure and dynamics characterisation
  • Computational calculations experience
  • Experience with handling porous and air-sensitive materials


Jessica Haines

How to Apply

TO APPLY and view the Position Information Package please visit www.ansto.gov.au and follow the links to the Current Vacancies page.

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Venessa Peterson at venessa.peterson@ansto.gov.au
For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and medical assessment. Australian citizenship is preferred.

Applications must be submitted on-line via our website.

13. November 2014
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