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Research Fellow in S/TEM (2 Positions)

Job Number: 648625

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3-year fixed term appointment with the potential of renewal for an additional 2-year term

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A / $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

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Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

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The Opportunity

Monash University, in Melbourne Australia, is seeking outstanding candidates for two research fellowship positions in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

These two positions offer an exceptional opportunity to conduct high quality research in the development of new transmission electron microscopy methods (STEM and/or TEM) and to apply them to solve important problems in condensed matter physics and materials science. One position has an experimental emphasis, the other has a theoretical emphasis. The positions have the opportunity to exploit aberration-corrected FEG-TEMs with tailored electron-optics and pixelated, single electron detector systems operating in customised modes to deliver new information about key material systems. See Level A and Level B position descriptions for full details.

These research fellowships will be part of a diverse, international research group led by Professor Joanne Etheridge and will enjoy a creative and collaborative environment for the development and application of electron microscopy methods, and, more broadly, in the physics of imaging and materials science.

These positions will utilise instruments in the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy which has a powerful suite of instrumentation, including the Thermo Scientific Spectra-φ, a next generation S/TEM with outstanding spatial and energy resolution, multiple fast pixelated detectors and unique electron-optical elements to optimise performance in S/TEM. It is located on the Clayton Campus in a dedicated electron microscopy building, specifically designed to provide exceptional mechanical, thermal and electro-magnetic stability to optimise instrument performance.

The successful applicants will have demonstrated understanding and knowledge in the theory and/or application of S/TEM and a PhD or equivalent qualification and will possess sound interpersonal skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.  

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Professor Joanne Etheridge, Head of Group - Physics of Imaging, +61 3 9905 1836,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 10 October 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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