[Neutron] Postdoc position: UNSW and ANSTO, Sydney, Australia

Clemens Ulrich c.ulrich at unsw.edu.au
Thu Sep 13 14:24:17 CEST 2012

        Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
ANSTO / Bragg Institute, Sydney, Australia

*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
  * 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
Apply online: 

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