[Neutron] Job Opening at The University of Sydney
brendan.kennedy at sydney.edu.au
Wed Mar 26 04:31:50 CET 2014
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
Faculty of Science
School of Chemistry
Reference No. 379/0214
This is an opportunity to take part in an Australian Research Council grant funded project working in the research group led by Prof. Brendan Kennedy<http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/brendan.kennedy.php> to investigate the structural and magnetic properties of 4d and 5d transition metal oxides, especially those of Tc, Ru, Ir and Os.
You will be expected to make extensive use of the neutron scattering facilities at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Some travel to the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne and other major facilities will also be required. Sample preparation and other physical property characterisation will be conducted at the University of Sydney.
To be successful in this position you will have:
* a PhD in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science
* a demonstrated ability in the synthesis of oxides containing transition metals
* a demonstrated ability to conduct research in hard condensed matter
* proficiency in the collection and analysis of powder diffraction data
* experience in using diffraction and/or spectroscopic methods
* excellent organisational and communication skills
* experience in research record keeping and the preparation of research papers for publication.
Some familiarity with the operation of a Quantum Design PPMS and with Rietveld Refinement, as well as experience in X-ray spectroscopy (XPS/XAS) and in preparing applications for beam time at major neutron and/or synchrotron facilities will all be highly regarded.
The position is fixed term for two years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Further offers may be available subject to performance, needs and funding.
Remuneration package: $95K p.a. (which includes base salary $80.5K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). Some relocation cost support may be provided and visa sponsorship will be available if required.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. To be considered applicants must respond to the online selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found in the document attached at the bottom of this advertisement. Please note that resumes need to include contact details of at least three referees and a list of publications. Initial enquiries can be directed to Fabrice Noël on [X] +61 2 8627 1218 or fabrice.noel at sydney.edu.au<mailto:fabrice.noel at sydney.edu.au>
CLOSING DATE: 23 April 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)
Brendan J. Kennedy
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney
+61 2 9351 2742[X]+61 2 9351 2742
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