Postdoctoral position to investigate the structural, electronic and optical properties of coordination framework materials

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the research group led by Dr Deanna D’Alessandro to investigate the structural, electronic and optical properties of coordination framework materials. This project will involve collaborative work with Associate Professor Brendan Abrahams and Professor Richard Robson at the University of Melbourne, and represents an opportunity to be involved in innovative research that will develop advanced multifunctional materials.

You will have a demonstrated ability to conduct research in inorganic chemistry and spectroscopy with a PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science. Knowledge of inorganic synthesis and X-ray structure analysis in addition to spectroscopic methods of analysis (electronic, optical, magnetic), would be advantageous, though are not essential. You will also need to have excellent organisational and communication skills. Experience in research record keeping and the preparation of research papers for publication is essential.

Availability to start at short notice within 2015 is preferred.

The position is full-time fixed term for one year and subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Further offers may be available subject to funding, need and performance.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position. Please note that resumes need to include contact details of at least three referees and a list of publications.

Remuneration package: $98,053 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $82,856 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Specific enquiries about the position can be directed to Dr Deanna D’Alessandro on 02 9351 3777. General enquiries can be directed to Ugo De Gori on 02 8627 1234.

CLOSING DATE: 12 June 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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