[Neutron] Postdoctoral Fellow (in Transition-metal Oxide Superlattices like Unconventional Superconductors or Multiferroic Materials by Polarized Neutron Reflectometry) jointly with University of New South Wales (closing date 5 October 2012) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

ROBINSON, Robert rro at ansto.gov.au
Tue Sep 11 02:28:10 CEST 2012

See www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/07091202.html<http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/07091202.html>

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Science
School of Physics
REF. 8964NET

Salary Level A: A$77K per year (plus 9% employer superannuation and leave loading)

We are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow for one year to be based at the Bragg Institute in Sydney (Dr. F. Klose) and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (A/Prof. C. Ulrich). The aim of the project is the study of transition metal oxide superlattices like unconventional superconductors or multiferroic materials by polarized neutron reflectometry. Experiments will be mainly carried out at the new reflectometer, Platypus at the OPAL research reactor in Sydney. The research program is related to thin magnetic films for applications in future spin electronics or novel sensor devices.

Motivation: In recent years artificial multilayers consisting of transition metal oxide based high temperature superconductors have attracted much attention and opened a new field of research in condensed matter physics. For example, the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism, two competing phenomena, can be studied systematically by selectively designing multilayers consisting of two oxide materials with these two competing properties. This has become possible due to recent technological advances like the development of the method of Pulsed Laser Deposition. Such a facility for thin film growth is available at UNSW. Our research is aimed at studying the interplay between superconducting and magnetic phenomena on the nanoscale involving artificial magnetic structures.


Collaborate with an international team of scientists and perform state of the art experimental research at the Bragg Institute and other science facilities:
*         Neutron reflectometry and diffraction to investigate structural and magnetic properties of nanoscale thin films.
*         Use of complementary structural and magnetic methods (including magnetometry and X-ray/synchrotron methods).

Your tasks
*         Perform neutron scattering and complementary experiments at national and international research facilities.
*         Data analysis, interpretation and publication of experimental results.

Your profile
*         We are looking for a candidate with strong background condensed matter physics. Experience as a user of large scale research facilities like neutron sources or synchrotron rings would be an advantage.
*         Ability to work in an international team.

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application.

For further information about the position, please contact A/Prof. Clemens Ulrich (61 2) 9385 7494 or email ulrich at phys.unsw.edu.au<mailto:ulrich at phys.unsw.edu.au> or Dr. Frank Klose (61 2) 9717 3592 or email Frank.Klose at ansto.gov.au<mailto:Frank.Klose at ansto.gov.au>

Applications close : 05 October 2012


Robert A. Robinson

Head of the Bragg Institute, B87

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Locked Bag 2001

Kirrawee DC

NSW 2232


Tel:    +61 (2) 9717 9204

FAX:    +61 (2) 9717 3606

Mobile: 0417 017 503

E-mail: robert.robinson at ansto.gov.au



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