Brian Dunlop Research Associate

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Brian Dunlop Research Fellowship

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences – Department of Physics

  • Great opportunity for an early career researcher to work at UWA under the Brian Dunlop Research Fellow
  • Fixed term appointment for 12 months on a full-time basis, commencing March 2021
  • Salary: Level A step 8 : $95,464 plus superannuation 
  • Applications are open to all interested researchers with a PhD (or thesis submitted before February 2021) in the disciplines of physic
  • The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

    About us

    The Department of Physics has an international reputation for excellence in research, as recognised by the hosting of three ARC Centre Nodes for Gravitational Wave Discovery, Quantum Engineered Systems, and Dark Matter Particle Physics. It also leads in research areas including quantum and frequency metrology, quantum gravity and field, quantum information and computation, spintronics and magnetisation dynamics, terahertz and optical technology, as well as bio and medical physics.

    About the opportunity

    You will work in the Department of Physics within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at UWA. Your research will be to advance knowledge and expertise in developing fundamental theories and conceptual framework in physics.

    Within your area of research, you will formulate a coherent and focused research plan, conduct high quality research and write high-quality impact manuscripts. You will also present your work at conference, communicate with collaborators and supervise Honours and PhD students.

    You will prepare and submit (or will have recently submitted) an external competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship application with your nominated UWA mentor. You will conduct research on the agreed project in conjunction with your mentor until the end of this bridging fellowship, or when the funds from a successful fellowship are received, whichever comes first.

    To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD (or soon to be completed PhD)
  • Proven ability in independently formulating a competitive fellowship application
  • Proven ability in independently formulating and pursuing research questions and conducting high-quality research
  • Proven experience in independently writing high-quality and high-impact manuscripts and presenting results in oral presentations
  • The ability to work both independently and co-operatively with collaborators and as part of a team
  • The ability to supervise and train Honours and PhD students
  • Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Full details of the position responsibilities are outlined in the position description.

    In preparing your application, you are asked to address the selection criteria in the position description, upload evidence of the ability to prepare a fellowship application along with your CV. This evidence should be in the form of either a full fellowship proposal that has been submitted externally, or a three-page summary of a proposal that is in development.

    Applicants with a PhD or will have PhD thesis completed before commencement of the position are encouraged to submit their interest.

    Closing date:  11:55 pm on Friday, 11 October 2020

    Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

    Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

    UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.