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Research Fellow (ARC CoE FLEET) in Excitons
and Excitons-Polaritons in 2D Heterostructures

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science
School of Physics and Astronomy 

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time 
Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Level A / B
$84,338 $90,532 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation) /
$95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Join the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
  • Innovative and progressive research
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is an international innovator in novel electronics technologies. The centre brings together more than 40 world-leading experts who will apply cutting edge science to develop a new generation of ultra-low power electronic devices.

We are looking for an outstanding Research Fellow to join our FLEET team to conduct research in the fabrication and optical/electronic characterization of novel atomically thin semiconductor heterostructures for the observation of exciton and exciton-polariton condensation. We seek an experimental physicist or materials scientist with expertise in van der Waals heterostructures of atomically thin materials, nanofabrication techniques, and electrical and/or optical measurements. 

The successful candidate will work closely with three chief investigators in FLEET, Prof. Michael Fuhrer at Monash, A/Prof. Elena Ostrovskaya at ANU and Prof. Alex Hamilton at UNSW. You will be expected to publish papers in high-impact journals, present results at major conferences and workshops, and to assist in the supervision of PhD and honours students in the centre. The appointment will be made at a level appropriate to your qualifications, experience and in accordance with classification standards for each level.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics, materials science, or a closely related field. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to produce presentations and refereed research papers and reports.

FLEET values equity and diversity and promotes an inclusive workplace culture for staff irrespective of their gender identity, ethnicity, or cultural background. We recognise that diversity drives excellence and innovation in research and teaching and a key objective is to lift the proportion of women among academic staff. Monash University is a member of the Athena SWAN charter, which is designed to enhance gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

As a special measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

In addition to Monash University's attractive remuneration and benefits, the department and faculty provide generous research support, including: early career mentoring; funded PhD scholarships; grant-writing support; access to seed-funding grants, including interdisciplinary research opportunities; and support for innovation in education and curriculum design.

If you are driven by new developments in atomic and optical physics, want to perform high impact research and build the future of electronics, we encourage you to apply.

For more information about FLEET and what we do, please visit our website:

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs"


Professor Michael Fuhrer, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 9905 1353

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow Level A (ARC CoE FLEET) in Excitons-Polaritons

Download File PD - Research Fellow Level B (ARC CoE FLEET) in Excitons-Polaritons

Closing Date

30 November 2017, 11.55pm AEDT

Supporting a diverse workforce

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