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Research Associate

Job no: 503325
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

School of Engineering  

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering  

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 the team

The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, which is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, has research activities in the general areas of Controls Systems, Microelectronics, Optical and Biomedical Engineering, Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, CIIPS, Robotics and Electromagnetic compatibility.

This position will support existing research activities in semiconductor materials and devices, within Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) https://www.mrg.uwa.edu.au, focused on advanced electronic and optoelectronic materials of strategic importance for applications ranging from infrared (IR) detectors to high speed electronics. Primarily, this position will provide growth, characterisation and optimisation support to UWA's HgCdTe and HgCdSe crystal growth effort. This position is funded by a number of ARC Projects which are supported by international collaboration links.

About the opportunity

You will conduct research work with the Chief Investigators of the relevant funded ARC projects and in collaboration with other research staff at the MRG.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant field;
  • Proficient in MBE growth of narrow band-gap II-VI semiconductor thin film materials and their material characterization;
  • Significant knowledge and experience in II-VI device fabrication of semiconductor devices, and in particular infrared photodetectors, as well as their device performance testing;
  • Familiar with basic device modelling of narrow band-gap II-VI semiconductor devices, including infrared photodetectors;
  • Publication of high quality peer-reviewed journal papers related to the research;
  • Presentation of research results and conclusions in workshops and conferences;
  • Fluency in English, and good oral and written communication skills (English);
  • Ability to co-supervise honours and postgraduate students;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Associate.pdf

Closing date:  11:55pm on Monday, 30 September 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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 -2017).

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time