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Research Associate/Fellow - Micro/Nanofabrication - Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies

Job no: 505116
Work type: Full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Research Associate / Research Fellow

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences - School of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering 

  • Join the newly established Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence
  • An exciting research opportunity with expertise in Micro/Nanofabrication of Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies
  • Fixed term appointment for 2 years on a full-time basis with potential extension
  • Salary: Level A step 8 : $95,464 or Level B $100,374 - $118,776 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience) plus 17% superannuation


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

UWA hosts the newly established Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will contribute to MEMS design and modelling, fabrication and clean room processing, and testing/characterisation in support of ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, including process development and maintenance, equipment development and maintenance, and the training and educating of students.

You will report to Associate Professor Mariusz Martyniuk in the first instance and subsequently to Professor Lorenzo Faraone

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in cleanroom fabrication process design, including photomask design, photolithography, thin-film deposition, and etching
  • Experience in the design of MEMS test structures, and associated characterisation techniques such as scanning and transmission electron microscopy, nanoindentation, stylus and optical surface profilometry, vibrometry, ellipsometry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
  • Experience in cleanroom operations and thin-film processing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to contribute to and operate as part of a cohesive and supportive team.


Full details of the position responsibilities are outlined in the position description.  

In preparing your application, you are asked to submit a cover letter, address the selection criteria in the position description and upload your CV along with copies of your education certificates.

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

Closing date:  11:55pm on Thursday, 5 November 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.




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